Cross-posted from another thread, so as to provide further guidance:
Did I misunderstand the rulz for a newbie posting on TFB? I had thought that there were no one-hit wonders.
I used the term "one-hit wonder" like people talk about rock bands. What it meant was, I doubt that rolankie will ever log in to Fogbow again. One-hit wonders put up one post and disappear forever. We have 73 members with just one post each.
I had thought that the first couple of posts had to be approved by a moderator.
Three, actually. So even if he does come back, we may not approve his next two posts.
This was rolankie's first visible post and was an obviously inappropriate question -- prime spam. It made no sense to permit to appear on the board, IMHO.
The last two sentences of the post seemed to say what I changed the title to read -- that Obama is the only one who can tell us what his religion is.
I try to be lenient. I'm trying not to be a hard line censoring mofo. I already put a guy in FEMA Camp 7½ yesterday.
Reality Check wrote:
I was surprised a new member could start a thread.
Makes it easier to move the whole thing if it gets out of hand
Yep. Otherwise somebody could maybe sneak a spam message into any thread, and I'm not moving perfectly good threads into a limited-audience area of the board because somebody put a turd in the punchbowl, so to speak. It takes about 5 seconds to move a thread.
Most noobs are our kind of people. I want them to start new threads, if they have a hankerin' to. If a troll/birfer starts a new thread, zot.
I got the impression that WD found his other posts at forums other than The Fogbow.
That's exactly right. Welshie did the work. That's why I thanked him. Did I mention I've had the flu since New Year's Eve? Over now, but I wasn't too energetic yesterday.
Think of us as a morning-after pill, not a condom.
Yep, except I've heard that some
people consider becoming pregnant to be slightly more important than if the group here has to read an offensive post. It isn't a matter of life or death if we take a day to get around to cleaning up the mess.
I wish there were a way to at least prevent a newb from starting a thread until after their first three posts have been approved.
I could do that, but see my answer to R.C. above. I could make it so a noob can't have a signature or an avatar. I could make it so a noob can't post images or use BBCodes. I could significantly confuse and handicap the noobs, and then we'd never get any great new members.