you know this thread is never going to work, right? the large majority of n00bs never read the rules and/or have a complete disregard for common sense.
thats the main difference between newbies and n00bs. (I may be new, but I've been a forum moderater in the past. n00bs, sadly, usually have to have the rules pounded into them before they start to act right.)
I mean don't get me wrong, this is a great idea. I'm just saying that while you might get a few that comply, you'll still have n00bs posting welcome threads not only in general discussion, but probably in off topic, comic pitching, and god knows where else.