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  1. lethal

    lethal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Im starting to see a trend of people who have 1 single post...and no introduction...there should be a rule to introduce yourself first before you are able to post...
     

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Not that it is really important but people may just want to state the problem or info without a bunch of personal fluff..

    Sorta like your first post in the "Introductions" section :
    So to each their own ... and let them enjoy their visits !! even lurkers are Welcome Here .... I personally never posted an Introduction :rolleyes:... and probably would not have stuck around if that was a requirement ...

    So newbie's fear not !! we dont need your history unless you want to share ... just post your tips, observations and questions and enjoy the forums for all they can be !!! :cool:
     
  3. lethal

    lethal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    :mad:) I still posted an introduction. I guess its not necessary since some people wont stay here for long
     
  4. Kaarstyy

    Kaarstyy Member

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    I rarely read people's introductions anyway. If I'm like most of the people here, introductions are completely unneccesary unless somehow your personal back ground information is somehow related to how you ended up here - such as is in your case. ;-)
     
  5. danial

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    I came here at first to learn some things about android but I joined to bs while at work. so to each his own if I can help I will but a person who gets warm responses from introduction will probally stick around just my 2 cents
     
  6. FADviral

    FADviral Well-Known Member

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    Just my opinion based on using other forums:

    Some people will hang around. Some people won't. Some won't post at all if they have to post an introduction because they not looking to socialize; they're just after some quick advice. That may seem selfish, given the effort (and cost) put into creating an on-line community like this, but all traffic is potentially valuable from a word-of-mouth and advertising point of view, and you'll only drive some of that traffic elsewhere if you begin ring-fencing the community with tight criteria.

    Case in point: I bought my first Android phone a few days ago, and immediately sought out related forums. I posted an introduction at another forum (where it was required) and I got so bored waiting for it to be approved, that I decided to look for other forums, found this place and posted a few times. Right now I'm thinking, "I never went back to that forum to check out replies to my introduction thread!" So I'm gonna go back there before I forget. :D
     
  7. xarophti

    xarophti Active Member

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    Hi.

    I guess you could call this an introduction, although I did put in a "hello" type of response to someone else's post tonight.

    I joined although I don't have an Android device YET but am considering it seriously and needed to do some research and get some feedback. (for more info on why, you can see a lot of it in echoed by the gentleman from Denmark in "Don't they make PDAs anymore").

    I must admit, I didn't realize a formal introduction in a specific area was proper protocol; with so many different forums and threads I wouldn't have known where if I hadn't stumbled upon lethal's lament. So I hope I have corrected my gaffe.

    Thank you for your indulgence.

    xarophti
     
  8. FADviral

    FADviral Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is standard protocol at many web forums to be honest. Some are more Q&A than social driven, so they don't even include an introductions forum, although I think (in my limited experience) this place is a bit of both.

    Anyway, *welcome* - even though I've only been here a few days myself. :p
     
  9. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Welcome to the AF Forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
     
  10. lethal

    lethal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I agree with you, I used to be a former blackberry user untill I bough the G1 and Im never going back, the android o/s is really fun!
     

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