Newly registered members restrictions

  1. The sheer amount of threads started by newly registered members either trolling, asking redundant questions, and asking members to do their homework has become a toothache. I suggest we do something about it.

    Newly registered members are restricted from private messaging until they met certain requirements. I am suggesting posing the similar restrictions on new members to prevent bogus and redundant threads. I think we can agree, most of these new members need to take time and USE the search feature on this website. The most important feature is the search box.
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  2. Poll: Restrict new members from creating threads

    • YES

      70.00% 7
    • No

      30.00% 3
    10 Votes
  3. 13 Comments

  4. by   amoLucia
    How about reading the Terms of Service?

    My biggest beef is the multiple postings of the same post in 2 sometimes 3 different spots
  5. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from amoLucia
    My biggest beef is the multiple postings of the same post in 2 sometimes 3 different spots
    Or how they all just post in general nursing, when it's either a student issue or a specialty issue? And for the love of pete can we please ban threads on the darn PVT already?

    Many of the other forums I belong to require members to respond to threads and post an introduction before they can start their own threads. My local newspaper but not affiliated with the newspaper forum does this. It's virtually spam free and no repetitive posts in multiple forums.
  6. by   Wolf at the Door
    ^what is pvt?
  7. by   AN Admin Team
    Thread moved to Site Feedback.
  8. by   Wolf at the Door
    Well I was hoping to keep in under general nursing to garner more views, comments, and poll numbers.
  9. by   AN Admin Team
    Quote from Wolf at the Door
    Well I was hoping to keep in under general nursing to garner more views, comments, and poll numbers.
    This is not a General Nursing topic but rather one for Site Feedback.
  10. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Wolf at the Door
    ^what is pvt?
    PVT is the Pearson Vue Trick. That thing where people put in their credit card info, sometimes within an hour of taking the NCLEX exam and sometimes an insane number of times over a couple of days, and getting a popup that supposedly means they passed or failed without having to wait a couple of days for Quick Results or a license number to post on their state's license verification site.
  11. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from AN Admin Team
    This is not a General Nursing topic but rather one for Site Feedback.
    Threads in Site Feedback do not come up when selecting "Get Daily" or "Get New". I did not know that previously, and I think these threads should be appearing with those searches. It allows more members to see the threads, provide input, and for admin to see that there are many people who would reply to these threads- if they could see them. I just clicked Get Daily and What's New several times to see if this thread would come up- it doesn't.
  12. by   Wolf at the Door
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    PVT is the Pearson Vue Trick. That thing where people put in their credit card info, sometimes within an hour of taking the NCLEX exam and sometimes an insane number of times over a couple of days, and getting a popup that supposedly means they passed or failed without having to wait a couple of days for Quick Results or a license number to post on their state's license verification site.
    Oh, that is PVT, Didn't recognize the acronym.Very familiar with that trick.
  13. by   Wolf at the Door
    2 of the votes for NO are members with 25 posts and 2 posts.
  14. by   Cheyenne RN,BSHS
    Quote from Wolf at the Door
    The sheer amount of threads started by newly registered members either trolling, asking redundant questions, and asking members to do their homework has become a toothache. I suggest we do something about it.

    Newly registered members are restricted from private messaging until they met certain requirements. I am suggesting posing the similar restrictions on new members to prevent bogus and redundant threads. I think we can agree, most of these new members need to take time and USE the search feature on this website. The most important feature is the search box.
    Perhaps there could be a newbie thread? One for newer and/or less experienced members. A concern I would have is that how would you decide when someone is no longer a new member.

    I have belonged on AN since Methuselah it seems but do not get a chance to come read often with such a busy life, and also I do not post all that much. Rarely do I have answers that others have not already expressed. I try to read an entire thread before I answer which slows me down as well.

    Our mods are really the balance keepers and are priceless moving posts and teaching the younger ones. My hat (or cap) is off to them, they get stuck with the real work aspect.
    Last edit by Cheyenne RN,BSHS on Feb 26 : Reason: had another thought
  15. by   Wolf at the Door
    ^Newbie thread would need to go right under general nursing. I think we could have sticky post about how to navigate the website.

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