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WildWind
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12/11/02 01:26 PM
Put it in writing [re: gtrobster]  

I'd like to ask the people who are in support of "Hello" threads: Does it really make a difference as to how you perceive the poster? After you'd made the requisite "Hi and welcome!" post, did this person have any special place in your memory because they started a "hello" post?

I suspect not. I suspect that most of these posts fade into irrelevant obscurity and no one cares for more than a few minutes that they were posted, if they ever cared at all. So when something contributes nothing to the board, why should it be encouraged?

Furthermore, I think twister has a point when he points out that people who start "hello" threads more often than not don't turn out to be great contributors. This is not meant to be a pointed dig at anyone who has recently started a "hello" thread, it just seems to happen that people who feel the need to start their run on the board by announcing their presence get bored and depart relatively quickly. If GFried did in fact start his career that way, he'd be the proverbial exception that proves the rule.

While I think it would be a bit extreme to ban on sight anyone who starts a "hello" thread at this point (after all, the poor dears don't know any better), I would be well in favor of explicitly banning the practice as part of a TW netiquette guide and then banning the violators on sight.

In reply to:

[Wraith2]Can't we put up a TW Netiquette Rules book somewhere?
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I second that. Although they should be compiled by Adam, not Twister!


FWIW, 99% of the things about which twister is vocal are things that Adam has supported in the past. In a way, you might say twister is Adam's footsoldier, trying to enforce the common sense that Adam brings to people's attention but that they choose to cast aside.

WW

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*A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  twister12/09/02 08:06 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  PHOENIX01/21/03 09:29 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Thr  Starluck01/13/03 02:22 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  T.J. Newton01/12/03 10:56 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  gtrobster12/11/02 11:33 AM
.*You say hello, I say goodbye  White Rabbit12/11/02 02:27 PM
..Put it in writing  WildWind12/11/02 01:26 PM
.*Re: Put it in writing  Wraith212/11/02 08:42 PM
.*Don't hide your fucking profile   gtrobster12/22/02 09:00 AM
.*Re: Put it in writing  Sysiyo12/12/02 03:31 AM
.*American History X  Wraith212/12/02 05:35 PM
.*Re: American History X  Sysiyo12/13/02 01:42 AM
.*Re: American History X  gtrobster12/13/02 10:08 AM
.*Re: American History X  Sysiyo12/16/02 02:38 AM
.*Re: American History X  gtrobster12/16/02 09:34 AM
.*research Nixon  gtrobster12/12/02 08:36 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  meiastar12/11/02 12:39 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  Starlite12/11/02 01:33 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  gtrobster12/11/02 06:14 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  Vast Blue Sky12/11/02 08:42 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  JarethsGirl12/11/02 11:05 AM
.*Not a bad idea  Emil12/11/02 04:11 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  meiastar12/10/02 06:58 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  SugarPlumFairy12/11/02 07:19 AM
.*Stupid people are funny  Remade/Remodeled12/10/02 06:49 PM
.*Re: Stupid people are funny  Paul_Gambaccini12/12/02 06:03 PM
.*you're funny  thomaswood12/10/02 07:39 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  Cisite12/10/02 02:39 PM
.*A Suggestion About 'Hello' Threads  Glitterbot12/10/02 01:00 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion About 'Hello' Threads  Wraith212/10/02 10:51 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion About 'Hello' Threads  StrangeDrugs12/10/02 11:07 AM
.*I never did this so why not do it now!  DiamondFrog12/10/02 00:34 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  shambuei12/09/02 09:45 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Threads  Paul_Gambaccini12/09/02 08:28 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Th  lestwh12/09/02 09:54 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion About Those That Make 'Hello' Th  Paul_Gambaccini12/09/02 11:21 PM
.*Wait a minute, let's brainstorm here  ohramona12/09/02 08:13 PM
.*They should have to do community service  strangeDivine12/09/02 08:17 PM
.*Re: They should have to do community service  SenselessThing12/09/02 10:38 PM
.*Re: They should have to do community service  Starlite12/09/02 08:39 PM
.*Re: They should have to do community service  Wraith212/09/02 08:54 PM
.*Re: They should have to do community service  iluv12/09/02 09:15 PM
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