I don't know if this question's been asked, but I don't have time to look for it-
: Shouldn't there be a rule that obligates you to have a certain number of posts before you can open a thread?
I noticed some newbies just sign up and do it without considering if what they are about to start belongs there, leaving you mods/admins to lock the thread up (congesting that particular section) and having to explain the rules to them all over again. Now since a lot...AND I MEAN A LOT
OF PEOPLE don't bother to read the rules and regulations of this forum. Wouldn't creating such a rule cut the problem in half?
For instance, If I was a newbie who entered a section of the forum and randomly tried to start a thread to no avail - I would go to the questions and answers section of this forum to find out how to start one. And in effect, you guys would already have a thread there explaining how "you can only open a thread by reaching "x" number of posts, however please create a thread in the appropriate section."
You could even go so far as to use this opportunity to state the rules again by giving examples of some sections where these rules are enforced vigorously (e.g Transfers and Rumors, Matches e.t.c) and explaining why certain threads should not be created (e.g A rumor thread shouldn't be made unless we (Inter) are heavily linked to the player OR
A match day thread shouldn't be made till at least "x" number of days to the match e.t.c) . Creating this rule would also give time for the newbie to get accustomed to how we do things in the forum by making them wait a while. It would also encourage them to post more (and maybe single out the trolls
Anyways, just a suggestion :thumbsup: