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Old 03-05-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

Moderator,

Another Newbie asked another simple question that the regulars like to jump all over.

Can you lock a post at the top of Starting for the new guys. So they can avoid posting something that will get them harassed.

I know there is information on the main page. But the Newbies are just that Newbies.

Something to tell them to make sure they:
-used the "search" feature
-fully read "start here" on the main page
-looked at "FAQ" on the main page
-or just browsed the "Navigation board" on the main page

-or anything that I missed.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

Hmmm . . . maybe. I'll get back to you.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

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Moderator,

Another Newbie asked another simple question that the regulars like to jump all over.

Can you lock a post at the top of Starting for the new guys. So they can avoid posting something that will get them harassed.

I know there is information on the main page. But the Newbies are just that Newbies.

Something to tell them to make sure they:
-used the "search" feature
-fully read "start here" on the main page
-looked at "FAQ" on the main page
-or just browsed the "Navigation board" on the main page

-or anything that I missed.

Stickies, Warnings or Suggestions will not work.

Newbies or even regular posters don't want to take the time to do a little research, use the search function, read past threads or even Google the question.
They want the quick, simple answer.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

For the most part I agree with Jay, especially when they are overused.

But, here they are certainly not overused and ONE such succint, highlighted, locked post would perhaps help....I say we test it and see!
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

Agree with Jay. They've already cruised over "Start Here" and the FAQ to get to this point. Why would a stickie help?

Besides, the regulars need target practice.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:27 PM   #6
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

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Agree with Jay. They've already cruised over "Start Here" and the FAQ to get to this point. Why would a stickie help?

Besides, the regulars need target practice.
Do we need to change your avatar to "Caution...This is Crossfit"?

And when I was a newbie a couple of years ago I asked stupid questions that was responded by got to the mainpage and look. After I did, most of my questions were answered. Some people start with the Forum rather than the mainpage.

It would only be on the Starting thread so shouldn't affect most of us.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:14 AM   #7
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

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Stickies, Warnings or Suggestions will not work.

Newbies or even regular posters don't want to take the time to do a little research, use the search function, read past threads or even Google the question.
They want the quick, simple answer.
Disagree.

I like doing the research. It is like a game to me.

There is some great information locked in this forum. If you don't like the search button you can use Google.

JMO,

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:32 AM   #8
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

Problem is that most do not know how to use the search function. Like all things people need training.

My mother is very interested in doing this type of workout, now that I have been blabbing about it since the 1st of March.

However, she is not so computer savvy. I know her enthusiasm would be hampered by a curt statement by those who she first meets in a community.

Another problem with the Search function is not knowing how to narrow the search through keywords.

I made this mistake by entering the keyword "supplements" in general search. I could not find what I was looking for. However, if I would have narrowed the search to just the 'Nutrition' forum I would have found what I was looking for.

Thats why most forums have a newbie section so that people can get them on the right track after they introduce themselves.

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Old 03-06-2008, 08:27 AM   #9
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

Neil

When I first starting doing Crossfit, I had asked some questions. It was the help I recieved from the "regulars" that made this community great.

Agreed that they want quick answers and not look for it.

But as for regulars, no reason to jump on the "newbies". Stay away from the starting thread if they do not want to help.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #10
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Re: Moderator, can you lock something at the top of the Starting forum?

Wayne,

I agree. I just thought a post telling Newbies to look in a couple of key areas would be a little easier that asking the regulars to take it easy on them.

Also when I was a Newbie I could have more easily answered some of my own questions if I knew to go to some of the key areas.

I really enjoy this forum and feel it is a benefit to all that want to crossfit or are crossfitters.
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