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Old 05-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Lyle Borders View Post
Things should work now. I tried to manually force all the permissions into place. If not, let me know.
Hi Lyle,
I've got more than 10 posts and I don't have the "Academy Tab" as you described it earlier in these posts. At the outset, I saw choice of two big clickable signs: The one on the left was for the Store and on the right, The Academy. Is this what you've been referring to?

Not withstanding the kinks in the system, I think that you have a wonderful site here. I really look forward to the experience of others, especially in sourcing materials for gimmicks/effects etc.

Thanks again,
Originally Posted by Brandon Pomeroy View Post
Are you sure about that? You have more than enough posts.
Hi Lyle,

Just for the record, I noticed a very subtle "Welcome to the Academy" in the "Reply to Thread" window at the top of the box BUT BELOW the "UserCP", "FAQ", "Members List" etc column boxes. If you go by what is on the first page of posts, it would suggest that there should be a box like "FAQ" in that row but that doesn't occur.

As far as "bump" posts, I think you should expect that when people are given a challenge to reach in order to actually participate in things like "the academy". It might be better (even if more of a pain in the backside) to consider member approval by the moderator or a small group/committee charged with that responsibility. That way, people won't have to play games to get to what they perceive to be "The Good Stuff"

Likewise, after a person becomes a member, unless they do something (either a post (s) or the other items you mentioned), they should probably be allowed to progress in the forum as a functioning member. There will always be lurkers who may be reluctant to post but who will benefit the group wisdom (even if they only contribute periodically).

Anyway, hope this observation is useful. I wouldn't have known I was in "The Academy" except for a close look at the top line. Maybe a color change would help!

Take care


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