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    Yes- rope the newbies into their own forum. Give them searching rights to find their answers, but limit their posting rights to the newb corral

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    the forums over at netstumbler used (before the great crash) to have a section where each new member had to post stating why they should be allowed to have access and the mods would then vote on whether or not to allow that person in based upon peoples thoughts on the person.

    i like the idea of having a newbie corner where basically they can tell us why we should let them in our community. plus they should have a huge stinkin SEARCH button, like 640x480

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    hahahahhahahha that would be hilarious.

    But how about the person that just wants to lurk??? there are plenty of those. I was one of em. Been reading since Nov, registered in Feb.

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    Yeah, although many newbs commit the sin of posting without searching I don't think it'd really be fair to limit them from posting... Many times they post questions that may have been answered long ago in posts with little red x's where the pictures should be that could deal with an update.. and sometimes it's fun to watch everyone tear into them and see how they hold their own

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    You can restrict people to lurking only on a per-forum basis. Force the newbies to lurk only, and restrict their posting rights to the newbie corner. Ergo, no more dumb questions unless you feel like braving the tides of the newb corner.

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    give us a break, that was the best one today

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