Originally Posted by KOR
I think limiting newb posts is a bad idea for two reasons:
- If I had to register then wait two weeks to post, I'd find another resource. When people are looking for answers, they need them today, not 2 weeks from today
- Remember, some people may be demo'ing a BB (for personal or business use), software, or both. Our demo BES server had a 60 day window. Again, waiting two weeks to ask a question (based on that window) would send me to a different site
I don't like wading through lots of unnecessary posts, but I think it's a better alternative than discouraging participation on the site. And who knows, people that are newbs today may eventually bring some real expertise to the boards...
And they would generally find the answer today by using the search button. In have seen very few if any, new unique questions posted by a newbie in the last 2 months. And I didn't suggest they couldn't post, just couldn't start a new thread. So if they did a search on "turn it on" and got 100 returns and after wading through the first 20 couldn't find the answer, they should reply to the thread that comes closest to their question.
I would believe that in most cases they would find the search button actually works and wouldn't have to ask a question that may never be answered anyway, because the people "in the know" are too tried of the same question already.
In your examples, I would hope people would do a little research before the BB showed up at their door, but I understand in reality, that doesn't happen. And obviously "I" am the only person that matters in the world, so as long as "I" get the answer "I" so deserve, then the amount of time & space "I" waste for the people around me really doesn't matter.
So newbies shouldn't be considerate at all and "I" is the only thing that matters, right?