Re: Let's all take a deep breath (everyone please read)
Have only made it to like page 4 of this thread so far........
I agree with the problem of New members making threads that have already been covered. And love the idea of a "Beaten to death Thread"
I dont like hiding the Rep points. If they are gonna be a part of the forums they need to be KNOWN. Not fair to have them without knowing whats going on IMO. Atleast you should be able to see your Rep when posting.. Dont see a need in seein OTHER peoples rep.
My own Ideas:
A Newbie Welcoming Section. A place where they can see all the rules, then post that they are HERE, and we can all go in and say thank you for joining... give some words of incouragement and WELCOME them properly.
Not to mention they could ask questions in thier thread on whats right and wrong, or if they wanna start a thread they could ask if its been covered 1000 times already or not.
Just a newbie Forum where the older members could help newbies learn thier way around here... possibly have an adoption program of some sort where the older memebers could take on one or 2 newbies who can PM them and get answers to questions they have about the board.
Thats about all i got right now til I read the rest of the pages..