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thepineapplehead
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Tony, please please pleeeeease could you code something like this for the gurus, or at the very least, me?

Alright, so maybe not an auto-flame button, but a reply button that automatically posts my standard reply to n00bs - you know:

* Lack of Doctype
* Invalid HTML & CSS
* Stupid MS propietary code
* Not reading the . . . fugging manual

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Verschwindende wrote:
  • CSS doesn't make pies

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Auto Flame button :D

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  • CSS doesn't make pies

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Auto Flame button :D

This is an automatically generated response.

What a terrible idea... Crying

Flaming leads to people not coming back - which leads to diminished levels of potential future gurus.

If you feel rage, punch a bunny rabbit or something, it's helps I promise! Wink

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Auto Flame button :D

By flame, I didn't actually mean flame flame.

I mean that too often we reply to newbie posts, who clearly haven't read the how to section, don't have a doctype, etc.

I just thought it would make life a lot easier if we could just have a button that automatically responds with a set answer - as in "check this topic for how to ask properly, validate, use a dtd etc".

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  • CSS doesn't make pies

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Auto Flame button :D

I knew what you means - but you do have a propensity to flame flame Wink

Another idea would be make people read the validate/doctype/how to ask a questions posts before they are able to sign up maybe?

Or at least try and make them, I guess you cant FORCE people to read I guess but at least show it to them automatically on registration prehaps?

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Auto Flame button :D

You could do what certain products do, have a scrollbox containing the EULA, and the tickbox option is greyed out until the user has scrolled to the bottom.

I understand this doesn't make them read it, but at least they have the hassle of scrolling, so they might actually read it.

If they don't, and don't take heed, then can I flame them? Please? Laughing out loud

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  • CSS doesn't make pies

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Auto Flame button :D

Personally I very rarely read those disclaimers in scrollboxes or whatever as they usually are in a legal language that takes too much time to read and understand.

I also prefer not to flame or put people down and would rather encourage people to read the how to section.

We could look at adding some text and links to the posting form.
Something like: Before you post have you read the 'How to' section ?
May be make that a checkbox.

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Auto Flame button :D

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I also prefer not to flame or put people down and would rather encourage people to read the how to section.

As I said, I didn't mean flame flame. I just wanted a quick way to point people to the how to section, the top post, and the 'How TO Ask Questions the Smart Way'.

But a checkbox sounds like a good idea.

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  • CSS doesn't make pies

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Auto Flame button :D

This is why I suggested a dropdown box somewhere in the reply page containing 3-5 common answers to people who ask questions without reading the how-to section. Information in each of these items would contain links to look at before posting along with a general, polite explanation of what went wrong.

- Antibland