capjbadger wrote:Just ban "I want a ticket" threads completely. We know you want a ticket. Unles you're offering $1k for a ticket, you're nothing special. just read the damn threads selling tickets like everyone else.
driza wrote:It seems there are always people who get that awesome idea that "maybe someone would want to offer their cheap ticket to me if I told my story" before reading further on the board. Apparently it's faster to figure out that "I have reasons why I'd deserve that discount ticket (even more than some others)" than remember that there are also always thousands of other people who'd probably deserve it too, some more than me. If so many people do it I guess it's human. (And I try not to be too embarrassed to know that I partly did the same mistake. Only embarrassed enough to try learn from it.)
Well, I was writing a suggestion about just making a sticky about the board etiquette until I realized that I'm almost doing the same newcomer mistake again... and searched for etiquette-threads first. I found especially this pretty interesting thread: Am I The Ticket Curmudgeon?
I understand that there are problems with a board etiquette sticky (as here thread might suggest) but I have to say that I'm still wondering why there isn't one... Didn't I just find it? If I didn't, am I just blind/stupid or could it possibly be situated somewhere easier for the target group to spot? Or is it better that you'll know in the first place who are ready to read and search the forum before posting _without_ anyone mentioning it in the first ten threads they read? Or is this searching and wondering just what we are supposed to do and find out ourselves? I'm sure it's a great way of learning but then it'll probably cause the frustration in people who have to follow the threads with more and more people going through the same process... or is it then a lesson for the "veterans" to go over their frustration with it?
What do you think?
Other than the fact that I don't feel anyone "deserves" a free ticket just because they can't afford one, I pretty much agree with everything else you said. People with hard luck excuses for begging for a free ticket would be better served staying home, reexamining their lives and fixing the situation so that they can afford a ticket next year.
I'd would have liked to have taken a ride on the space shuttle before it was retired, but I didn't have the half mil to do it. So, guess what? I didn't go!
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