A Note To New Users In Particular

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A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Boss Man » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:33 am

When you post messages, please don't put a message on the board, then copy / paste it somewhere else, it can cause problems.

This is not me having a go at newbies, but if you get two responses to the same question, on different board areas, certain things can happen like,

A: The responses may greatly differ, causing confusion for you, as one responder isn't aware of the others message, and this may cause confusion for them too.

B: The answers could be very similar, meaning whoever posted theirs second, is wasting some of their time, when they don't have to, answering something that's been answered elsewhere, in the same kind of way.

This means if their time is limited, they could then be doing that, instead of answering another question instead.

I appreciate sometimes you feel you might get your questions overlooked, and yes occasionally that happens, which is just human error, not a load of people ignoring you, or on rare occasions, it could be a very specialised question, and maybe only 1 or 2 people can help you, and they might not be around for 1-2 days perhaps. Life circumstances dictating.

So this means you have to be patient on boards like this, and not think you'll get responses quickly. Often you do get one within 30 minutes to 6 hours, sometimes it can be 24-36 hours, possibly longer, but 99% of the time, you'll get one, and we do try to help, and we do care, but we are human, so sometimes things get overlooked, or a question is too difficult to answer.

We can't and shouldn't have to apologise for that, that's the same for all messageboards, we're no different, that's part of the messageboard culture.

Hopefully you understand. As new members as long as you respect this board and others, and don't act huffy or rude etc etc, then we want you to participate, feel involved, and enjoy being part of this site, but you just have to sometimes think before you post, that's all we ask, as it's a two way thing, and we try as much as possible to do that for you.

You support and respect this site, we'll do what we can to support and respect you, as much as can be possible.

Hopefully you understand.

Best wishes, and thank you for joining. Even if you ask a load of stuff, you still make a difference, and it is appreciated.

:) :).
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Frenchmaid1969 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:31 am

Boss Man wrote:When you post messages, please don't put a message on the board, then copy / paste it somewhere else, it can cause problems.

This is not me having a go at newbies, but if you get two responses to the same question, on different board areas, certain things can happen like,

A: The responses may greatly differ, causing confusion for you, as one responder isn't aware of the others message, and this may cause confusion for them too.

B: The answers could be very similar, meaning whoever posted theirs second, is wasting some of their time, when they don't have to, answering something that's been answered elsewhere, in the same kind of way.

This means if their time is limited, they could then be doing that, instead of answering another question instead.

I appreciate sometimes you feel you might get your questions overlooked, and yes occasionally that happens, which is just human error, not a load of people ignoring you, or on rare occasions, it could be a very specialised question, and maybe only 1 or 2 people can help you, and they might not be around for 1-2 days perhaps. Life circumstances dictating.

So this means you have to be patient on boards like this, and not think you'll get responses quickly. Often you do get one within 30 minutes to 6 hours, sometimes it can be 24-36 hours, possibly longer, but 99% of the time, you'll get one, and we do try to help, and we do care, but we are human, so sometimes things get overlooked, or a question is too difficult to answer.

We can't and shouldn't have to apologise for that, that's the same for all messageboards, we're no different, that's part of the messageboard culture.

Hopefully you understand. As new members as long as you respect this board and others, and don't act huffy or rude etc etc, then we want you to participate, feel involved, and enjoy being part of this site, but you just have to sometimes think before you post, that's all we ask, as it's a two way thing, and we try as much as possible to do that for you.

You support and respect this site, we'll do what we can to support and respect you, as much as can be possible.

Hopefully you understand.

Best wishes, and thank you for joining. Even if you ask a load of stuff, you still make a difference, and it is appreciated.

:) :).


Thanks again for the info Boss Man!

Oupps i better be a little carefull....now i know how it works i will be carefull not to ask the question twice.... but since i am french i have a hard time sometime to express myself or i may ask the same question in a different way not knowing that i ask the same question twice.....oupps...its the french in me what can you do...lol I have learn English from scratch so sometime i may ask people to gave me more detail and stuff because i have a hard time to understand what they mean i hope that it won't bug people too much...

I really like this site and so far i got good help on question i ask...!!!

Again thank you Boss Man for the info you put on i was very helpfull for me... and for anyone i hope i don't make too many english mistake when i type...

Have a good day!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby luapjb » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:02 pm

You run a tight ship and explain yourself incredibly well Bossman. I look forward to participating on this website.
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Boss Man » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:20 pm

Thank you. I help to run a tight ship. I couldn't do a lot of what is necessary, without an Admin who is around and does listen. I've used sites before, run by people who are virtually non-existant, and when they are the last part of a problem solving process, regards spam, layout problems, troublesome members etc etc, them not being there, reduces site quality, by allowing problems to persist.

I also do what I do with the assistance of Cassie now, which is a move I put forward and have always been proud to endorse . Anything and anyone that benefits Shapefit is my bag :).

Good to have you around :).
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby meandyou207 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:36 pm

readen and approved
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby SSALVAS » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:01 pm

fair enough;)
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby thomasglickman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:12 pm

Ok sir understood :) I'm a newbie and I'm looking forward to building friendship with other members here. :D
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Insight » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:00 pm

righto.
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby jordinky » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:38 pm

ok no problem
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby toddbgmlw25 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:44 pm

Newbie should be very careful on posting, and to know, it is not easy to manage a forum, right Boss Man? Let’s just accept the conditions; after all, it’s for our own good.

<I’d better be careful... newbie here >
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Boss Man » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:41 pm

I just posted that as a note of caution, not to chew anyone a new ass.

It just helps people not to make things more confusing, or difficult for themselves :).
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby mini_me » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:45 am

i guess that's why you're the "boss man"...newbie here, thanks for the info.
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Boss Man » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:08 pm

No that's not it, I think it was originally a referance to me, being the boss of me, for the most part. Though the longer I come here, the less I'm sure of the true origins of my monika.

I knew why I chose it back then at least, so that's fine. I just posted this thread way back when to avoid people causing issues for others.
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby stevedav » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:24 am

I've used sites before, run by people who are virtually non-existant, and when they are the last part of a problem solving process,
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Re: A Note To New Users In Particular

Postby Boss Man » Tue May 24, 2011 6:16 pm

No probs :).
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