Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums
I know that there is a "rules, please read" post, and most new posters are clearly interested in the conversations, but, outside the pure spammers, there is occasionally someone who comes here for the sole purpose of pushing their own business, and who leaves a bunch of meaningless one liners for the sole purpose of becoming able to post links and pics to their business. I'm wondering if there should be an additional message, a nice, short, "message to new posters", which would include something like, "If you own a business, we understand that you would like to plug it. However, we consider the forums to be a two-way street; you need to add to the conversations before you take advantage of them to build up business. In general, while they are not forbidden, we do not consider simple messages of assent or simple questions without explanation of why you're asking to be adding to conversations."