Why isn't my avatar working?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by DPRKPTboat, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. KYli
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    It is a shame that Keyforum destoryed two subforums without infroming the Mods and members before hand, and without giving a proper reason. The subforums were created because there are so many thread went off topics, and the mods now have to deal and explain to members which are very unhappy.

    I find some explanation from the keyforum webmaster.

    Due to the sensitive nature of many of the posts on the subforums we had to take them offline. Unfortunately we had to act quickly and were unable to give you any notice. However we are working on a solution and would ask you to be patient. For now I have unlocked the navy subforum and you should be able to access any posts on there if you follow the links. If you need any help then feel free to pm me. I will keep you posted.

    :confused: I am confuse.
     
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    WebMaster The Troll Hunter
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    Goll, new members ARE able to have an AVATAR but not a custom one until they show interest in the forum and by the time they get as many posts, they are regular participants. If users post one liners and useless BS to get higher post rank, then that is why we have moderators and if we feel we need more, we will get more in order to control one liners and other unprofessional stuff which kids do to increase their post rank. Of course, in forums such as member's club room, one liners would be an ideal choice for writing a post in many cases. However, in others forums it may not be and we need to be strict about it.

    If we are going to be a professional chinese defence forum, then these restrictions must be in place in order to single out the bad apples. If not, then SDF will turn into a defence circus just like many other country based defence sites, and we do not want that nor is that the interest.

    I would rather have 50 quality posts a day than 200 of which 150 are one liners or useless BS.

    Member's should remmeber that your post count does not mean anything. It is only used to control your access (on things like PM, avatar, profile picture, number of PMs you can store in your PM box, etc.) because most members think post count is a factor for them.

    I don't have any problem with opening up the forum... but then you will see more ads and ads where you don't like them. :nono:

    We have rules and regulations here, let's implement them to the 99.9th% create a quality forum.

    Frankly, I DO NOT want a KID who joins the forum thinking he can have a 200 KB avatar on the site or a HUGE picture in their signatures, 500 PM storage box, 2 MB of attachment size limit and think that a smily should be considered a POST...etc.etc.etc. That is childish and old stuff and I do not value that in a member, they can join some other forum and spare SDF.

    We want a member who can contribute to the Sino Defence community and global defence community in general in a positive and PROFESSIONAL way, even if they are not related to Defence industry. Forums are successful because members are loyal to them not because forums open up their resources to the members so every harry and tom can come and abuse it.

    :coffee::china:
     
  3. Gollevainen
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    Gollevainen Colonel
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    Well i think this is classical issue of we both having the same goal in mind, only that there is a difference in the methods that we feel are the best way to achive it. I belive that one of the biggest single factor of avoiding postrallyes is that we don't give any reason for doing so....

    But you uprank me so as a good soldier i wont question your decisions anymore...;)
     
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    Goll, it is not about you questioning me or vise versa. I welcome and enjoy input from the users and especially the moderator team. Frankly, I do not think like that and do not wish to impose my decision on someone. If you feel I am wrong, then please tell me so we can improve it together. No body is superior or better than anybody here... and certainly if anyone (even new member) feels that my policies (though dictator like) are wrong, please let me know. I like to improve and not stay the same (probably the wrong) course.

    That is the reason, I keep trying different stuff with the forum. I've removed the side bars from all pages other than the main, more avatars are coming as well so hang tight.
     
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    perhaps we should chew this matter first in the mods corner, to get us forum leaders singing the same tune so that we would be able to guide and inform other members...
     
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