pdnnoob Posted December 30, 2010 Share Posted December 30, 2010 This is less me giving suggestions on how to get people to read rules as it is me asking for opinions and giving suggestions about the matter. Read on for details summary of paragraph 1: Lots of people have not actually read the forum rules (because they are boring) I go through the topics in general discussion quite often and a large percentage of them have a post by an admin/mod (usually EER or pyro) saying the topic has been moved. Not as often, I decide to sift through the tutorials and I always see at least 2 new tutorials locked for not abiding by the forum rules. Knowing that, I think it is safe to assume that there is a generous portion of users here that don't read the rules. Why? Rules are boring. How often do people install a program and check the "I have read the terms and conditions" without actually reading them? When I arrived in these forums, I did the same thing, and I'm still a bit hazy about some of the rules here. summary of paragraph 2: Solution = Make rules NOT boring Sort of like how decided to do things. People usually don't do things because they are tedious and they don't get anything immediate out of it. So instead of making a long list of rules that people have to read voluntarily, make something interesting out of it. A slide show? An interactive flash animation? Anything that would be more interesting than a boring list of rules...So, what do you admins/mods think, what do you users think, what ideas do you have, and who will volunteer to do it? I realize it is not easy to do what I'm asking, but I have a feeling it will save lots of time for the mods and admins... PS Could we make the rules more noticeable? The previous forum had the big yellow box with big letters with a link to the rules, but we just have a tiny category that blends into the forum now...just saying Quote No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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