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#1 Blake

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:18 AM

As we are expanding the user base and making changes to the overall structure of the board, we have decided to do away with the idea of a trial members group. All trial members have now been upgraded to full members and have the same privileges.


This does mean that breaking the rules will incur harsher penalties.

#2 webdevil

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:25 AM

Good for the forum as such!

The mods would need to be on their toes now. :D

#3 Blake

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:30 AM

Thanks webdevil, we appreciate everyone being patient with us as we go through this transition. In the long run these changes are good for the board. As I am sure people have already experienced the increase in posting.

#4 AnyMouse

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:38 AM

WooHoo.. Thank you.
Now I'll be able to download stuff that I couldn't before.
Are the forum rules going to change much??

#5 Blake

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:09 AM

Forum rules will not change. But the will be enforced much more harshly. So please follow them.

#6 Guest_Dennis_*

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:15 AM

Also, keep each other in check. If you see something that doesn't seem to follow the rules, press the report button of that post. This is the fastest way for us to get attention to the posts that don't seem right.

Thank you in advance for your help :)

#7 KOrUPt

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:20 PM

Also, keep each other in check. If you see something that doesn't seem to follow the rules, press the report button of that post. This is the fastest way for us to get attention to the posts that don't seem right.

Thank you in advance for your help :)

Noted ;).

Nice to see what could be a welcome change to the board Blake :).

Keep up the good work.

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#8 Baphomet

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:03 PM

To give you some other sort of feedback:
I don't like this change at all! :P
I think the Trial Member group was a good idea to sort out some of those who wouldn't have participated in a good way, and also encouraged new members to make a good impression. But yeah, since you obviously intend to make forums more active and this way probably means less work for the admins (to validate all the new members) as well, you probably had to do that.
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#9 Blake

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:19 PM

;) I know but sometimes change is good. The forum has already shown some major growth with changes that have been made and it will continue to improve

#10 BobS0327

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:48 PM

I'm a new member who joined GSO a while back. What really frustrated me when I first joined was the inability to review attachments as a trial member. I'd get really interested in an article, post etc. and there would be an attachment. Clicking on the attachment would display an access denied message which would frustrate me to no end. This frustration also carried over to my Google searches. I'd occassionally would get a GSO hit on a search. So, based on my previous experience with GSO, I would intentionally avoid those hits because I'd probably run into an attachment that I couldn't view.

I'm glad that the trial members group has been eliminated. But I heartily agree with the harsh enforcement of the forum rules. Especially for new users as myself.

#11 Blake

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:51 PM

Actually former trial members should be the ones that thank Bob, since it was his (snarky) ;p email that actually made me rethink the old rule. Welcome Bob, I hope you stay awhile

#12 u533m3n0t

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:52 AM

Hey Blake,
Just popped in after being in class for a LONG while, and like the new look of the place. Very snazzy! :D Paramedic class has been whooping my butt. Started in August and finishes in June (26th). Will pop in from time to time to say hello to everyone, especially my friend Kenny and yourself. In the meantime, wish me luck in prevention of my braincells melting and running out of my ears:-)

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#13 5a0

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

im back just because it means i'll be a normal member....hehe :D



thanks

#14 Edu

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:30 PM

welcome back sao :)

and...if you were still a trial you could still post some nice stuff here and get promoted to full member...nothing that hard I guess :D
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