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Old 15th May 2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default 60 day 'Cool Down' (study?) period before newbies can post a new thread?

Wouldn't it be helpful in reducing the number of ill-conceived and over-exuberant, naive threads if DIYAudio newbies were required a 60 day waiting period before they could start their own thread? Perhaps one could encourage them to catch up on some studying during this phase?
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Yeah, questions are stupid. Nobody ever learned anything from them.
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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seriously?!
I think it's rational to assume that before someone posts/asks has done a bit of reading/research. Do not forget that not everyone is an expert in every field.
I think also, it is safe to assume that NO question is "ill-conceived and over-exuberant, naive".
Of course, if you find one's post insults your intelectuality you may simply not respond.
(I think I missed an "l" somewhere..)
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:33 PM   #4
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Wouldn't it be helpful in reducing the number of ill-conceived and over-exuberant, naive threads if DIYAudio newbies were required a 60 day waiting period before they could start their own thread?
In my experience, most ill-conceived, over-exuberant, and naive threads tend to be started by long running members...
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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You learn alot from stupid questions .
The number of new users will drop like a rock. And that is bad no matter what opinion you have about stupid questions.
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:39 PM   #6
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No problems with stupid questions as long as the asker accepts his question to be stupid
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:49 PM   #7
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"There are no stupid questions. Just stupid people asking questions."
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Old 15th May 2012, 11:22 PM   #8
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Hi,

Naive questions are not the problem. More the problem is when it seems the
OP knows very little, those that think they know more, but actually don't
know a reasonably definitive answer to the question, chime in with opinions.

There are loads of threads I simply can't be motivated trying to help, its a
lost cause, and its not the OP, its the respondents replies, not the question.

It should be obvious a 60 day waiting period is a stupid idea, like a stupid
question. Whatever the problem it intends to fix, it doesn't, because its
a leading question implying an answer, without analysis of the "problem".

rgds, sreten.
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Old 15th May 2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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Sure, let's lock out the people most in need of help. I really want to suggest which party you must belong to, but I don't think we can discuss politics without being...


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Old 15th May 2012, 11:23 PM   #10
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I guess we are all probably stupid so there is no real need for this or any other forum.
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