Add more anti-ROM stuff to the user registration

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by YayMii, May 21, 2010.

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  1. YayMii
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    YayMii hi

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    I'm thinking, because the n00bs don't read the rules, we add some stuff to the registration. Yes, I know the registration prompts users to type "there are no ROMs on GBAtemp", but it doesn't say anything about requesting them. And they probably check the boxes without even caring.

    Here's my ideas:
    1. Put some sort of hidden word in the rules, make the n00bs find the hidden word. There'd be a text box with instructions prompting "Read through the rules, and find the word that doesn't fit in the sentence."
    2. For those people who check the boxes without looking, make a box reading "I am going to request a ROM, WAD or ISO." and then IP ban people who check off the box.
    3. Change the existing box so it says "There are no ROMs on GBAtemp, and I won't ask where to download them."

    So, what do you guys think?
     


  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ The saint of all the sinners

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    The cat boy is all for this [​IMG]
     
  3. pichon64

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  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    It's not like this will stop it or lessen it. It's pretty much right in your face that GBAtemp doesn't host or allow links to ROMs. People ignore the rules anyway or just don't read them. You could have a whole goddamn parade saying "GBATEMP DOESN'T HOST ROMS" but people will still come here and ask for them.
     
  5. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

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    Probebly a good idea, but will be too annoying for those who aren't planning on doing it.
     
  6. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    You know, the funny thing is you only register once. If you did more, you have broken GBATemp's no alt rule.
     
  7. YayMii
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    YayMii hi

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    Well, this prevents new n00bs from coming, seeing as quite a few people who ask for ROMs usually are 1st-posters.
     
  8. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Some of those noobs actually become good members.

    The only idea I like is the 3rd one, the rest is just time-wasting bullcrap.
     
  9. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    IMO, the ROMs thing should be more like a question.

    eg:
    "There are no ROMs on GBAtemp"

    Question: "We do not have: "
    So I ask for them.

    That makes them think about it instead of simple copying it.
     
  10. lolzed

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    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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  12. prowler

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    It would just be easier to make them read the rules (like some sites require you to read the rules page for 60 seconds until the "I accept these rules" button shows up).
     
  13. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    How about...

    there's this rules thing at a text box. at the very bottom of the rules, it would say "Click *this* to proceed". at the lowest part of the page, there's this "Continue" button which would take you back at the homepage instead of continuing.

    Foolproof [​IMG]
     
  14. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    I never read the rules until a couple of months ago, and I never requested for ROMs or anything. The only thing I did was flame, but I didn't know it was flaming until I got warned for it.

    So, there's really no point in adding extra stuff to the registration process. The only people that request ROMs or do something similar are those that will never read the rules, or will read but will still break them.
     
  15. overslept

    overslept WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WORLD

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    This is so ingenious yet sinister at the same time. I love it!
     
  16. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

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    What if someone signs up, not going to ask for any, then check this box without thinking. Perhaps require that all posts be approved.
     
  17. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    For those who aren't fluent in the English language? Google Translate really isn't good with these things.

    Other than that, I'm for this 100%
     
  18. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    There's the fluency thing, along with the fact that user registration will drop significantly. I mean, who wants to spend 10-20 minutes reading through mostly very commonplace rules written in more-than-colloquial language just to download an attachment? I mean really
     
  19. YayMii
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    We could just make them read the "Warez" section.
     
  20. elixirdream

    elixirdream GBAtemp Legend

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    hahahahhaa...
    asking for roms ? i don't see that as an issue
    i only see members (regulars) hinting to newbies on where to download the roms as an issue
    then some visitors might register just to ask WHERE

    there are a few cases:-
    -i had uploaded this game on a popular site where most of us go there and get roms
    -this game is available on a site with the word xxulaxxxx
    -google this and choose the site with arabic for the rom (credit to wildwon for removing the post)

    i think gbatemp mods should just ban them on the spot (there are many cases i knew the mods actually read the thread/post yet they didn't do anything)

    if the staffs not going to take any actions on the existing members then please add the following to the rules

    we don't provide rom/links but we provide hints
    there isn't roms on gbatemp but you can come to gbatemp to get the roms via hints
     
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