Stopping registration for an "x" amount of time

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by DarkSpace, Oct 2, 2008.

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Should we close gbatemp registrations for an "X" amount of time?

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  1. DarkSpace
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    Does anyone feel that we should close the registration and clean up the non-active accounts.
    It may be in the wrong area! Mods could move it for me if possible.
     


  2. elenar

    Member elenar GBAtemp Regular

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    I voted "No" to all 3, but not necessarily because I don't agree with them.

    No to the first because what I'd like to say is "Only if there's some specific reason to do so." I understand there has been a perceived increase in the number of "noobs" joining up, but the only solution to that will be to permanently close registrations. While that may sound enticing to some, it would lead to a forum with a small amount of users which would quickly become boring. In my experience when IRC channels, usenet groups, or MUD's that I used to participate in back in the 90's had a drop in users, the fun factor of them would decrease rapidly. It's user interaction that makes the internet worthwhile, love it or hate it.

    No to the second because even if I agreed that closing registrations was a wise choice, it would have to be permanent to achieve the intended outcome.

    No to the third because clearing old accounts wouldn't prevent noobs from existing, although I guess pruning the user database doesn't have a real downside. Probably anyone that got deleted for inactivity wouldn't notice anyways, but my reason for selecting "No" is that I don't know of any real benefit to the site that it would produce.
     
  3. DarkSpace
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    I just feel like there needs to be some kind of clean up, but I like your answers too Elenar.
     
  4. Urza

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    A more effective solution would be to dole out temporary suspensions when people make stupid threads (aka, "WHICH FALSHCAT DO I BUY????", "OH MAN MY FAVORITE ROM SITE CLOSED DOWN", "IS BLAH BLAH DUMPED YET???", "FUCK I REALLY WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH MY SISTER" = automatic one week suspension, no negotiation).

    Unfortunately shaun and Costello are "noob lovers", so this will never happen.
     
  5. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    while i believe in equal oppurtunity... i'd like to turn your attention to one of my recent complaints about noobs Click me.
    thats all i have to say
     
  6. Harsky

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    Another solution would be a temporary stop on registrations when a big name rom comes out. I'm just typing aloud that's all.
     
  7. Sephi

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    I said no to all, seems pointless.
     
  8. Urza

    Member Urza hi

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    If I had a dime for every time I've suggested this.
     
  9. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    we'd all be rich

    but seriously...the influx of n00bs lately has been mind numbing. and im shocked i only got 1 warn so far.
     
  10. Rayder

    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I say no to closing registrations. That just seems like an elitist thing to do.

    But I would say that any account that hasn't been logged into for....oh, say 6 months to a year or so should be deleted as an abandoned account.

    Maybe the site would be slightly faster if it didn't have to sift through a bunch of dead accounts? I don't know.

    At any rate, I see this as a non-issue.
     
  11. mrSmiles

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    make registration invite only
     
  12. Urza

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    There are many, many steps in between "elitist" and what this site has become.
     
  13. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    mmhmm that and the iq of the common pirate has gotten lower
     
  14. Ace Gunman

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    Wow, most of you don't really get it, do you? This site survives on new members.

    Close registration when a new hot release comes out? That's when we draw in most of our members. Treat new members badly? We were all new users once, if I had been treated like crap from the moment I registered I wouldn't be here right now. And I suspect the same can be said for most of you. Make registration invite only? See my first rhetorical question/answer. Delete old accounts? That's what makes us the largest community of this sort on the web.

    Oh, and to Urza: "OH MAN MY FAVORITE ROM SITE CLOSED DOWN", and "IS BLAH BLAH DUMPED YET???" were made against the rules in the recent rules update.
     
  15. mrSmiles

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    yet people will still do it regardless of it being against the rules.
     
  16. Urza

    Member Urza hi

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    Do you ban the user?

    No.

    You make a pussy move and lock the topic.

    This is why there is no hope for GBAtemp.
     
  17. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    Ace...

    We arent saying that all of those noobs should be treated badly. its just that alot of them ask things that have been asked a million times. then they demand answer to threads that they made, to make them feel self important. the newbies of today wouldnt have been able to survive the scene back then thats all
     
  18. Hehe Moo

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    Ace Gunman I well and truly agree with you. [​IMG] There is no way that the site will survive if we stop people from joining as new members.
     
  19. Gore

    Member Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hell yeah man.
    August 08, those were the days....
     
  20. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    gore ive been pirating games for a long time. its knowledge that matters. not joining date
     
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