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Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 12 days ago

#7255 new enhancement

Add a one-off "I have read the guidelines" checkbox before posting for the first time

Reported by: mrfoxtalbot's profile mrfoxtalbot Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
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Description (last modified by mrfoxtalbot)

We could add a checkbox requesting new users to acknowledge they have read and agree with the guidelines and with the community Code of Conduct. This checkbox would only show the very first time a user posts a new support topic, review or reply.

This was not very practical or realistic in the past because the guidelines were just too long but with it would be doable with the new ones.

The goal of this checkbox would be not only increase the chances of users actually reading the guidelines but it would also "cover" moderators in those cases when we ban/block someone and they claim they were unaware of a given rule or guideline.

Change History (6)

#1 @mrfoxtalbot
9 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @sterndata
9 months ago

Would anyone actually read them? I think not.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

#6 @sterndata
5 months ago

No one reads that stuff. Yes, that's how you'd do it, but really.... People just check "OK, I did that" and go on with what they were doing. It seems like a lot of work to not solve a problem. Moderators are not looking for "cover".

#7 @dd32
12 days ago

#7596 was marked as a duplicate.

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