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Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Kwartel, Mar 19, 2010.
What if there is a minimum for making a topic, like 50 posts so we don't get clueless posts anymore.
Do you want spam?
Already suggested and shot down many many many times.
But you get the point right... RIGHT?
I get the point but we'll get more people trying to bump their post count up and also what about people who have some hot ass homebrew to share but can't because they can't create a topic?
Sure they could get a mod to post it but most wont want to wait and just decide this forum is too elitist for them.
People will spam. So no.
Rather than a post limit, maybe staff approval first. Of course, if that was going to happen, then we wouldn't be able to make fun of them D:
Oh right, thanks for changing my mind!!!
Suggested before and deemed too much work for the staff.
I like the system as it is, but this suggestion would be the better alternative out of two not overly great suggestions.
That limit would simply have the opposite effect of what you intend. It would increase the number of useless posts massively.
Probably the only workable solution to what you want to achieve with your suggestion is to have a time limit from the time someone joins before they can make any threads. Say they have to wait two weeks before thy can make any threads. That way spamming will achieve nothing, they learn patience and to search, and the staff aren't bogged down with the need to approve every new thread in the forum.
Or hi-jack someone else's thread.
Indeed, that's the problem with any thread making restriction. People would more then likely just post off topic questions and stuff like that in other threads.
What if we combine the two systems: less than 10 posts, and the topic will have to be approved by staff first?
Probably still too intensive for the staff.
People who either a)joined the day of posting the topic; b) have less than 10/5? posts should have their topics previewed by mods so that all the dumb crap doesn't have to be carried out in public and clutter up the forum.
NOTE TO SELF: Read thread before posting.
Would having a popup message about whatever game with AP message to goto a specific thread(s), for those with 50 or less post counts when they click on the new topic button. Have this as a kind of alert system that you can turn off and on when a working patch comes out, a mod can turn off that popup message system. If not a popup, be right above the fields, like the trading section with the rules and such.
Well I did suggest something akin to what happens on Digg when you submit an article.
On Digg when you submit something, it does a little search around in case the article has already posted before you can actually submit it. Something like this could help with lots of newby threads.
It would be good to redirect most of the traffic if possible, might be a resource hog though considering how fast they spawn.
this might be too much but what if we had administrators approve posts and depending on the accuracy to the subject would get approval ratings the ones most related to the topic would stand out and the spam would not be seen. You could post but your post would not show until it reaches a approval level. this might be too much for the staff so the staff could have members in which they trust regulate the posts (do some of their job) this idea might be better to prevent spam and have a minimum post to make a topic.
in short for this to work it would require a complete remake of the posting.