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Old 02-27-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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Why was the thread closed ?

Of course I know what is done now, I see the stickyís, but they donít. Sending a new member a welcome PM and email doesnít work either obviously. My question was not what is done now, but thanks anyway.


Here is my question.


What is the reason that on this site, anyone can join and post immediately? It is not impossible to impose restrictions like having a moderator accept the new member first right?

Why is it not like that here?
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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What is the reason that on this site, anyone can join and post immediately? It is not impossible to impose restrictions like having a moderator accept the new member first right?

Why is it not like that here?
1) Because it's work that has to be done. The vetting process may require multiple messages back and forth between people who may not be online at the same time.

2) Because it would limit those who join to post. I know that when I have joined moderated-entry forums I often just moved on to the next one because I knew it might be a day or two before the person who makes the decision comes online and lets me post my thread.

Here is my question: This wasn't a big issue until about a year ago I think. I don't remember it being like this with constant DIYer's and handymen registering in the past. What changed to make this happen so often?
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Why is this even a concern? If you see an obvious DIY you can just hit the Report button and if you're so inclined, post a friendly note with a referral to the DIY site.
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Why is this even a concern? If you see an obvious DIY you can just wait until after macmikeman reply's to them in a manner that makes them run away screaming , or if you are so inclined, post a friendly note with a referral to the DIY site.

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1) Because it's work that has to be done. The vetting process may require multiple messages back and forth between people who may not be online at the same time.

2) Because it would limit those who join to post. I know that when I have joined moderated-entry forums I often just moved on to the next one because I knew it might be a day or two before the person who makes the decision comes online and lets me post my thread.

Here is my question: This wasn't a big issue until about a year ago I think. I don't remember it being like this with constant DIYer's and handymen registering in the past. What changed to make this happen so often?
I agree that some extra work would have to be done by the moderators but I donít agree that people will not sign up and move on. The only people that will do that are DIYírs who only have one question. Most electrical professionals view the forums for a long time before they join and wonít mind waiting a bit before they can post IMO.

The reason why it happens more often here is this is the only electrical forum where you can post right away after signing up. the others all have restrictions and a bit of a wait before you can post.
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Why was the thread closed ?

Of course I know what is done now, I see the stickyís, but they donít. Sending a new member a welcome PM and email doesnít work either obviously. My question was not what is done now, but thanks anyway.


Here is my question.


What is the reason that on this site, anyone can join and post immediately? It is not impossible to impose restrictions like having a moderator accept the new member first right?

Why is it not like that here?

She must have felt the question has been asked and answered
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I agree that some extra work would have to be done by the moderators but I donít agree that people will not sign up and move on. The only people that will do that are DIYírs who only have one question. Most electrical professionals view the forums for a long time before theyu join and wonít mind waiting a bit before they can post IMO.

The reason why it happens more often here is this is the only electrical forum where you can post right away after signing up. the others all have restrictions and a bit of a wait before you can post.
It might not stop everyone from registering, but it will stop enough to make a dent in their bottom line. That is why for-profit forums donít generally moderate entry.
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It was closed because it has been asked and answered multiple times.

As mentioned in the other thread, I have already done everything I can do at this time.

This thread will be once again closed. For future reference, starting a new thread after I have closed it, with the same question is not okay. If you have a question why something has been closed, PM me.
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