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Elvis
07-01-2013, 01:36 PM
I don't want to sound like a curmudgeon but is there any way to block the intros sub forum from showing up in new posts on TAT it's just with everyone moving over, means that everyone seems to feel the need to introduce themselves to (largely) the same group of people that already know them and its swamping real content, not really being helped by some users copy and pasting the same welcome message to every thread on there either.

Beaker
07-01-2013, 01:53 PM
Know what you mean, you get the intro then the 'Welcome blah blah...' messages (particularly from one person that copies/pastes the same sentiment to all newcomers!)


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nickb
07-01-2013, 03:01 PM
...not really being helped by some users copy and pasting the same welcome message to every thread on there either.I think a few people are desperate to get their post rate up without having to go to the effort of thinking-up any actual content - we all know who they are.

Welcome to TDF BTW

+1

ditto

ootini
07-01-2013, 03:19 PM
To play devil's advocate, isn't the point of the intros subforum so that existing members get the chance to read the introduction and welcome the new user should they so choose? If we all ignored the intro subforum, it might make the place seem quite unfriendly?

nickb
07-01-2013, 03:24 PM
To play devil's advocate, isn't the point of the intros subforum so that existing members get the chance to read the introduction and welcome the new user should they so choose? If we all ignored the intro subforum, it might make the place seem quite unfriendly?I think what Elvis is saying is that there's no real need to keep welcoming people you were conversing with elsewhere only a week before. The reason I didn't bother posting an introduction is that I didn't want to add to the noise.

Squidge
07-01-2013, 03:27 PM
I think what Elvis is saying is that there's no real need to keep welcoming people you were conversing with elsewhere only a week before. The reason I didn't bother posting an introduction is that I didn't want to add to the noise.

Your avatar makes you look like Bruce Willis.

ootini
07-01-2013, 03:28 PM
Oh, that makes sense. But when do you then "unblock" the subforum so you get to see "new users" who weren't in the other place? I must admit I did add an intro of my own, kept it short n sweet though, but at the time there weren't a huge number of people here. I don't think I've replied to any intros as yet. The other thing is I don't use the New post functionality either, I just browse and subscribe if something takes my fancy.

ootini
07-01-2013, 03:28 PM
Your avatar makes you look like Bruce Willis.

Nope, Peter Mullan.

nickb
07-01-2013, 03:42 PM
Your avatar makes you look like Bruce Willis.No mate, my rugged good looks make me look like Bruce Willis ;)

edward
07-01-2013, 03:54 PM
nick b:

Hague talks referenda Spectator Blogs (http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2009/04/hague-talks-referenda/)

William Hague:

http://www.thediveforum.com/members/nickb.html

ootini
07-01-2013, 04:02 PM
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/bbcfilms/image/976x549//film/832x468/true_north_peter_mullan_1.jpg

nickb
07-01-2013, 04:15 PM
Handsome man.

Edward - 'koff!!

edward
07-01-2013, 04:19 PM
Edward - 'koff!!

Sorry mate, couldn't resist:)

Beaker
07-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Your avatar makes you look like Wincey Willis.

Corrected that for you :-)


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nickb
07-01-2013, 04:32 PM
I'm gonna save up on the reds until my rep power increases by an order of magnitude.................

1. edward
2. Beaker

Beaker
07-01-2013, 04:35 PM
I'm gonna save up on the reds until my rep power increases by an order of magnitude.................

1. edward
2. Beaker

It's quite sad that I even know who she is!


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Beaker
07-01-2013, 04:40 PM
I think a few people are desperate to get their post rate up without having to go to the effort of thinking-up any actual content - we all know who they are.

Welcome to TDF BTW

+1

ditto

Just had a quick look, someone has approx 160 posts copied /pasted in the Intro section but only around 10 in other threads


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Wilbo
07-01-2013, 05:24 PM
I don't want to sound like a curmudgeon but is there any way to block the intros sub forum from showing up in new posts on TAT it's just with everyone moving over, means that everyone seems to feel the need to introduce themselves to (largely) the same group of people that already know them and its swamping real content, not really being helped by some users copy and pasting the same welcome message to every thread on there either.

Yes Elvis - the best possible way to block the intro section is to ignore it. i.e. don't click it.

Miserable git. :)

Elvis
07-01-2013, 05:26 PM
Yer but "unread" in TAT includes it anyway, which is kinda my point.........

Scubee
07-01-2013, 05:36 PM
No mate, my rugged good looks make me look like Bruce Willis ;)
Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of..........

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/59131000/jpg/_59131269_victormeldrew.jpg

Soggy
07-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Your avatar makes you look like Bruce Willis.

If ever someone needed to go to specsavers.....

nickb
07-01-2013, 07:03 PM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/59131000/jpg/_59131269_victormeldrew.jpg
If Charley lost 10 stone.....

Neil Brock
07-01-2013, 07:07 PM
No mate, my rugged good looks make me look like Bruce Willis ;)

More like Bruce Forsyth ;)

malcolm smith
07-01-2013, 07:55 PM
Well I don't know most of you, and welcome an introduction to this new forum. Keep going on the intros, the famous are not as famous to everyone as they think :-)

Scubee
07-01-2013, 08:02 PM
If Charley lost 10 stone.....

.....he still wouldn't be as grumpy as victor Meldrew!!

Diving Dude
07-01-2013, 08:20 PM
Ha ha, from now on Vic you shall be know as William.
l always knew that deep down you were a tory.


nick b:

Hague talks referenda Spectator Blogs (http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2009/04/hague-talks-referenda/)

William Hague:


As for intros, l agree with Malcom, l posted an intro so newbies could see how wonderfull l am.

buxtonmarauder
07-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Your avatar makes you look like Bruce Willis.

I was thinking the same thing this morning [not sure why]

Gary
07-01-2013, 11:07 PM
Your avatar makes you look like Bruce Willis.

a whitestick moment?

Diving Dude
07-01-2013, 11:56 PM
What's TAT mean?

slimey
07-01-2013, 11:59 PM
TapATalk - but TAT is a fairly good description of it.

Irnbru
08-01-2013, 10:03 AM
Agree with Diving Dude (HOW did that happen?!?) and Malcolm...I like the intro's - always good reading how people introduce themselves

Elvis
08-01-2013, 10:24 AM
TBH the intros themselves are less of the problem it's more the cut and paste responses, although they do seem to have died down recently.

Diving Dude
08-01-2013, 05:45 PM
TBH the intros themselves are less of the problem it's more the cut and paste responses, although they do seem to have died down recently.

People are now to scared to post in case they upset someone. LOL

DIVE BUDDHA
08-01-2013, 06:00 PM
People are now to scared to post in case they upset someone. LOL

well im not !

we will be getting told what to think next !

i love to see people saying hello on the forum especialy if they are new to the whole dive forum experience

o2dependant
08-01-2013, 06:19 PM
When I joined here I did not get a Hi!! I appreciated that it was a brand new site and forgot about it soon enough.

People who join new forums who are not engaged in the first couple of posts seldom stick around for long. It is not your duty to make a connection with everyone in the introductions forum but thanks for the few who will go on and say hi even if it's a tad generic. The more personalities we get here the better. Putting people off from acknowledging a potentially new member that has never joined any forum before is not the way to grow a community.

You will find that members who have a zero reply to their introduction with little or no posts to their handle for the majority

DIVE BUDDHA
08-01-2013, 06:42 PM
When I joined here I did not get a Hi!! I appreciated that it was a brand new site and forgot about it soon enough.

People who join new forums who are not engaged in the first couple of posts seldom stick around for long. It is not your duty to make a connection with everyone in the introductions forum but thanks for the few who will go on and say hi even if it's a tad generic. The more personalities we get here the better. Putting people off from acknowledging a potentially new member that has never joined any forum before is not the way to grow a community.

You will find that members who have a zero reply to their introduction with little or no posts to their handle for the majority sorry you didnt get an hello mate as sometimes joiners to the forum making introductions get over looked !

and if people dont want to read a section simply ignore it lol

ootini
08-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Hiya!

Elvis
08-01-2013, 09:35 PM
and if people dont want to read a section simply ignore it lol

Post #19 oh yer and post #1, third time lucky perhaps.

susanmac
08-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Sorry! I've just posted an intro. Still waiting for a welcome though :p.

MarkC
08-01-2013, 09:44 PM
Well you have one now lol

jackie de diver
08-01-2013, 09:47 PM
......and another. Welcome to TDF

DIVE BUDDHA
08-01-2013, 09:51 PM
Post #19 oh yer and post #1, third time lucky perhaps.

I think everyone gets the idea elvis and hopefully the mods impliment a solution to your obvious annoyance at clicking the refresh button on TAT and lots of posts come up that you dont want to see


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Elvis
08-01-2013, 09:55 PM
I think everyone gets the idea elvis and hopefully the mods impliment a solution to your obvious annoyance at clicking the refresh button on TAT and lots of posts come up that you dont want to see


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Well that only needed 40 odd posts, well until the next person says "just don't click on that forum" without actually reading the rest of the thread (or even the OP! ) I guess, for my next trick ill be painting the forth bridge.

BTS
08-01-2013, 09:57 PM
Just don't click on that forum...

Hi Sue....

DIVE BUDDHA
08-01-2013, 10:00 PM
for my next trick ill be painting the forth bridge. dont forget your coat as its cold outside ( elvis has left the building )




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Elvis
08-01-2013, 10:02 PM
dont forget your coat as its cold outside ( elvis has left the building)




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Still warm up here, although I'm sure I saw something about -15 temperatures about bloody time we had a real winter.

Diving Dude
08-01-2013, 10:15 PM
Elvis, welcome to TDF.

Paulo
08-01-2013, 10:25 PM
Elvis, welcome to TDF.

No you need to start a new thread for that