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Restrictions on new members

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback & Suggestions' started by Wood Chipper, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    I am all for setting some boundaries on brand new members. It seems 50% of new members are trolls or spammers. I would suggest either not allowing a new member to post till 24 hours has passed (as a member) or cannot create new threads till they have reached a certain number of posts. Anyone agree or disagree? Suggestions?
     
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  2. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    With the previous system, there was some type of delay for posting websites. I kind of agree with the new thread delay now. It would stop the drive-by spamming and also force newbies to realize their new thread has already probably been debated ad nauseam already if they'd just look past the top page of threads.
     
  3. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    If they are so bad posts should be reported, but we havent had to many reported?
     
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  4. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

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    I think it should happen.

    if the Giants win, it's going to be even worse. All these trashy new yorkers coming here just to talk ****, I hope if we win they all leave.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Again, report the posts..

    We can't do anything if we arent aware
     
  6. Vltrophy

    Vltrophy Cheesehead

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    Over on the Colts forum you have to post I believe 10-15 times before starting a thread. Also they only allow u to post 5 at 1 time. It takes about 24-48 hrs before being able to start a thread
     
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  7. I am glad to know that these things occur. Are there any guidlines for spotting a troll ? Perhaps Vltrophy is on the right track. Maybe do like skiers, start them in the bunny thread area. Then promote loyal cheeseheads to probationary statis on a next level. Then after an appropreate time they may rise to be a cheesehead. How long this may take would be up to management. The trolls would get frustrated and go away. While true blues would stick it out if they understood why the system was so.
     
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  8. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 Life on the Edge

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    Ill stick my oar in, you will never stop all the trolls and spammers but at least lets discourage them. I think as others have said, new members should start from scratch and not have everything. They could earn by posting, ie newbie status and upwards towards Cheesehead. Default avatar no picture posting until a certain amount of real posts in the website have been made. This could also be explained when they sign up.
     
  9. This thread needs more exposure ! :coffee:
     
  10. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I am toying around with this idea of making it 5-10 posts before you can do a few things. Right now we only restrict the shout box, but I am totally for restricting new threads.
     
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  11. :coffee:
     
  12. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead

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    As LTF said, report the post so we are aware of it or we can't do anything about it unless we see it first. I am also all for delaying new members from doing certain things but you also have to realize you will only delay the inevitable if the person has intentions of mischief or spamming they will simply wait it out. Hence, as LTF suggested, report.
     
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  13. Croak

    Croak Vincit qui patitur Moderator

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    I suppose it goes without saying, the best way to discourage trolls is not to be the goat who feeds them.
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    But I
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    can do
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    five
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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  19. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    All done inside a minute or two.
     
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    Good point
     
  21. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Not an original idea. We had a spammer do it here a few years back to get around the minimum posts before posting a link. He just talked to himself in his own thread until he hit the minimum, then posted his crap and was never seen again.
     
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  23. Trolls should be hung by their thumbs, horse whipped, have their bones broken one at a time, their ears cut off, branded, have their fingers cut off, and then be placed on the rack, Then they should be tortured !!! :devilish:
     
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    Yes, but it is easy to locate all posts made by a user and make an assessment if they gamed the system just to post a thread. But, the enhancement will not be perfect it will force people to join in on threads before making a completely new one.

    It has not been implemented yet, but it did help the shout box. Or at least that is what I am going with, lol. :p
     
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