Hi there Admin,
First of all, I want to say thank you for the great forums here at 4x4wire. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
We have a lot of new people showing up to the forum as of the last year (or obviously since the inception of these forums), and many of them do not know about the vast accumulation of knowledge already housed in archives and previous posts. Some people like myself even forget to run a search or two before posting.
Unfortunately, there are some here that feel the need to scold those who haven't performed a search before posting and it really gets annoying - more annoying than those who post before running a search (IMO).
I was wondering if I might offer a possible solution. Would it be possible to make the "Search" link at the top of the page flash red at a later software version? We could even make it part of new member signup, that the "Search" link flashes red for your first 100 posts and then extinguishes. Certain chronic non-searching abusers could even then be put on "search probation" where the "Search" link would only flash red for them for the next 50 posts or something.
I've seen similar functions at other forums. Just an idea.
-DougB <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />