User Submitted News posts - 100+ postcounts?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Anakir, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Anakir
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    Anakir Project: Melee

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    It's nothing big but it prevents people from posting questions and give misleading titles.

    For example, having a title "Play DSL games without a cartridge" can be a very misleading title and give false hope when the topic was basically to get your attention for a question.

    Just a suggestion. No biggie.
     
  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    I agree, it would also prevent spambots posting there too.
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    I like your way of thinking. Should be alright.
     
  4. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

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    +1 for this
     
  5. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    Yeah it kinda gets annoying when some noob posts a thread with no source or anything
     
  6. Anakir
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    Anakir Project: Melee

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    So any words on whether or not this should be implemented?
     
  7. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    It should be implemented. Noobs these days don't know how to read.
     
  8. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

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    The first one to count all the noobs on GBAtemp wins a NOOB DEGREE.
     
  9. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    It's impossible. The number of noobs on the temp are uncountable.
     
  10. ca_michelbach

    ca_michelbach GBAtemp Fan

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    N = P x W

    N is the number of noobs, P is popularity of the forum & W is the world idiocy level. This should help us work out the number of noobs!
     
  11. moose3

    moose3 GBAtemp Regular

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    Wrong, noobism has an exponential growth factor: N=P^(W*Pi)

    where Pi is not the mathematical constant Pi, but Pikichu, because any inclusion of something new in the world of pokemon drasticaly increases the noob count.
     
  12. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Regional Idiocy Level is a better indicator and Average user age must also be factored in.

    N=(P^(R*Pi))/A-Nu

    Where Nu corresponds to the number of new games released or announced that day.
     
  13. Costello

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    what if someone wants to break important news but they don't have an account on GBAtemp yet?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. AndreXL

    AndreXL GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Probably just inform an Admin after creating an account.
     
  15. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    One suggestion would be to have the threads be approved by a member of staff before it is publicly visible.

    This instantly solves any useless threads being created (i.e. news that ISN'T gaming related).

    On the flip side it will mean the majority of "breaking news" not being shown instantly.

    You could even expand on this idea and allow the ratings of such threads with the highest rated going on the portal. How this is implemented would require some thought however (e.g. how to minimize joke votes).
     
  16. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

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    I do not believe in any kind of collective punishment. And limiting people that does not post much/lurk/don't have too much time to spend here is not something that sounds fair to me. They are all good Tempers, maybe just not as talkative/active as the rest, should they then be punished for what a few other Tempers have done?

    In case you din't know the answer to that question, then let me tell you. It is NO, they should not be punished.


    Look at things this way, out of all the news articles submitted there, how many of them are these kind of threads?

    Not a lot of them I'd like to say and it certainly isn't a big problem. And if one shows up there every now and then, is that really a problem? All you have to do is report the thread and ask for it to be moved to an appropriate section.
     
  17. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    I agree with Minox_IX.
    These topics can be filtered afterwards; information comes first!
     
  18. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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    I was going to say this, it doesn't seem like a huge enough issue to justify that sort of action.
     
  19. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I'm with the Evil Duck of Doom. It's not like is that big of a problem, after all.
    Luckily, the news section does not get spammed so much.
     
  20. moose3

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    Being a lurker myself, I'd say if such a system were implemented due to rampant abuse, the filter would need to be of the nested if variety, checking 'post count' as an initial check followed by 'time since the account was activated' to allow the lurker/rare poster in good standing through the filter. Though then you might just get sleeper bots to bypass the checks.

    Also, possible code impacts for normal postings and during the heavy use times might be an issue. Would the forum code allow a "new post" button in the user submitted news section to have it's own call for the specialized filter code while leaving the standard new post alone and completely oblivious? Wouldn't even a 'is this new post in the user submitted news section' check added to the standard new post button pose a problem in high traffic times?