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    Here's an idea that I'm not sure is possible, but may save headaches. Make a forum called Read First. In there include the rules of posting where you explain where to put download requests and such. The reason I suggest this is the rules of the individual forums kinda get lost to the eyes in the list (despite being stickied at the begining).

    Or, make a password necessary to enter forums that you can only get when you read the rules. THis way those that jump in without reading the rules will have difficulty posting without knowledge of the rules.
    Just some ideas. I think this forum rocks!

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    Here's an idea that I'm not sure is possible, but may save headaches. Make a forum called Read First. In there include the rules of posting where you explain where to put download requests and such. The reason I suggest this is the rules of the individual forums kinda get lost to the eyes in the list (despite being stickied at the begining).
    That would be a good idea, but I am not sure if it would work. Afterall, most of the people that break the rules are those that wouldn't even be bothered to read them if they could(read: lazy people/punks/idiots).

    Or, make a password necessary to enter forums that you can only get when you read the rules. THis way those that jump in without reading the rules will have difficulty posting without knowledge of the rules.
    Just some ideas.
    Could you please explain further? Are you saying that the password is hidden in the list of rules, or that you have to read the rules before you can continue with registration and getting a password(such as when some software makes you scroll through the license before you can continue with installation), or are you saying that you need to be quizzed on the rules before you can recieve your password? If the first one, I don't think it would be a good idea, even if you are allowed to change your password later. Having the same password for everyone in the beginning would probably mean that many people would be taken advantage of, and their names used to abuse the forum. If you are talking about the other two things I mentioned, I agree, that is a good idea.

    I think this forum rocks!
    I agree!

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    That is an excellent idea. Kevin, is this possible?

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    As for the password idea, I mean more like your second 2 suggestions. Unfortunately like any idea however, you can scroll through the list of rules and agree without really reading but it's a start. That way anyone who complains they are being "discriminated" against has no grounds. They agreed to the terms. Or the quiz is cool to, I just hope it wouldn't create too much more work for the moderators. But I'm glad you like the ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolerimmortal
    That is an excellent idea. Kevin, is this possible?
    It is possible, but it would probably kill this site if we did.

    I remember when we were testing new methods of protecting downloads from leechers, even when the password was right in the Popup Box "Username: XX" and "Password: XX" they could not even figure out how to login. Remember all those help threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel
    It is possible, but it would probably kill this site if we did.

    I remember when we were testing new methods of protecting downloads from leechers, even when the password was right in the Popup Box "Username: XX" and "Password: XX" they could not even figure out how to login. Remember all those help threads?
    Well...I don't think it would kill the site. You wouldn't be protecting the downloads, you'd be protecting the forum.

    But you're the boss, so it's your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel
    I remember when we were testing new methods of protecting downloads from leechers, even when the password was right in the Popup Box "Username: XX" and "Password: XX" they could not even figure out how to login. Remember all those help threads?
    Yea. They'd all type their individual forum usernames/passwords and then go "wtf?! why isn't it working! I can't possibly be doing something wrong. I bet the site is broken!!"

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    But... if they can't even log in to their account, they can't complain, because we don't have anonymous posting. ^___^ Therefore, everyone benefits. No matter what decision is implemented, there will always be idiots, and there will always be a way to get around it... so we can just make it harder for idiots to enter, can't we?
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