Originally Posted by juwaack68
Is there some way to force a 'newbie' to do a search before each of their first 5-10 (new) posts?
I'm beginning to think something like this might be the way to solve the problem. I have always believed that restricting newbies to a newbie forum would drive newbies away. If they have to wait a long time before posting the same thing will happen. When I found this forum I was looking to an immediate answer to a question. If I hadn't found it (I think I actually used search the first time) I would have looked elsewhere.
I like the idea of either forcing a search before each of the first few posts or, as I said earlier in this thread, force them to search three times before their first post. Three searches won't take long, and they will most likely find the answer during that short time.