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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Seriously the GTAV section is ridiculous, the mods there have their work cut out for them. Half the front page's threads are locked. The red bar when entering a thread title is completely ignored and it always seems to be by 2012 members trying to be first to break the news.

Just a suggestion, I'm sure there is an option in the admin settings of IPB.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Maybe it is an idea, but I think it's impossible to gain access to GTA V section only for members with 400, 500, 1000 posts etc. But really something must happen, because most of people, who comment and post new topics are really ridiculous and silly.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (CPFC Ultra @ Monday, Nov 5 2012, 18:29)
Seriously the GTAV section is ridiculous, the mods there have their work cut out for them. Half the front page's threads are locked. The red bar when entering a thread title is completely ignored and it always seems to be by 2012 members trying to be first to break the news.

Just a suggestion, I'm sure there is an option in the admin settings of IPB.

Its a forum where people join to ask questions or join in. We wont punish people who are eager to see new info. It is like this before every new release/fresh info.
The Global Mods and forum leaders are prepared.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

I hope so! I do feel sorry for the people that mean well and get loads of abuse though, just wish the search was used more. Pinned topic maybe?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

A pinned topic is even less effective to non-effective, and this has been proven in the past...

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

The issue with requiring x amount of posts before you can do a certain action is that it will just lead to people spamming until they reach that target amount.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:14 AM Edited by Miamivicecity, 06 November 2012 - 11:19 AM.

QUOTE (Icarus @ Tuesday, Nov 6 2012, 07:11)
The issue with requiring x amount of posts before you can do a certain action is that it will just lead to people spamming until they reach that target amount.

I was thinking this too and what happens when they reach the required number of posts? As annoying as it is it's something with no easy solution to it.

Just have to deal with it the best we can.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

The Forum Leaders are doing a good job actually,you never really know how active and alert they have to be.If I was a Forum Leader of the V section I would have died ha ha lol.gif lol.gif

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

This morning, when I came to the forum, the GTAV section had 11.5 pages full of new threads. About a third (ballpark) had 0 responses.
IMO that's insane.

I understand your argument about spam posting, but IMO it would be a lot better to have spam posts (warning: we already have those, Pandora's box has been opened a while back) instead of spam topics. Just look at the first few pages, there are people who have a total of three posts and have created two new topics. Those guys by lunch time will probably beat me two fold in the category of started threads.
I also understand the point about informing the people, that's what the forum is all about. However, in the disorganized chaos nobody is getting informed of anything. Opening a new thread about a topic that has been discusses 50 times already is not the way to get informed, neither.

Don't know if in the past a test run was tried, but I really don't see how could a limit of 20 or 50 posts requirement for starting new threads (at least on high volume boards, not in the troubleshooting sections, obviously) effect things negatively.

I personally will no be visiting the GTAV section until the air clears up, it really makes no sense as is now.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

If you don't want to read all 11 pages of new topics then don't, but unless it's against the rules we're not going to suppress people from discussing what they want to.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

Obviously I will not read it, but more users will choose the same route.
For this reason, the "information" aspect of the board falls flat on its face.

Where have I said that anything should be suppressed? "Discussion" could be directed. I deliberately put some quotation marks around the term discussion, as a few dozen of zero reply threads do not constitute that.
If you want to discuss something, you read a few titles, find something that tickles your imagination and go read up what others have to say about that. How would a post limit for opening new threads hinder that?

How come years back the poll option was disabled? Was not that a brilliant example of suppressing discussions?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

What if you have a situation such as mine:
I came to the forums to post on the site suggestion page to figure out what my user name is linked to my primary email address.

A situation like I have where I logged in as a 10 minute mail account would have to make multiple posts about nothing in order to finally be able to post a thread asking how to obtain my user name. (If you have questions about why I'm saying what I'm saying, refer to my post above in the same forum.)

A situation such as mine would have to make unnecessary posts just to be heard about a problem.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

It does seem during this time period the site has a lot of new users joining and making very off topic threads in the V section. I have reported many myself, it seems this is not an easy fix for the V or other sections where the site has a lot of new users joining each and every day. It has been covered by many I am sure in the past, and will continue to be a topic for discussion. I would think if their is a way for people to post their thoughts in topics before giving them a chance to make a new thread is something I am sure has been discussed, to me seems like a plausible idea. Maybe a new user having to post x amount before said user can create a new topic. Just thinking out loud.

Thanks Andrew

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

I'm sorry, but that wouldn't work. It'll only encourage people to spam the forum with nonsense until they've reached the required post count.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE (PUSClFER @ Saturday, Nov 17 2012, 09:57)
I'm sorry, but that wouldn't work. It'll only encourage people to spam the forum with nonsense until they've reached the required post count.

So if they were to spam like you stated before making a thread, it would show what type of user/poster it is, and wouldn't last long anyway if they were warned or abnned temporarily. The easy thing is to say they would just spam if given an amount before being able to make a thread.

A guy had posted that he was at work when the posters over the weekend were placing multiple porn images on various threads in the V section, and left there for some time. The person was trying to get attention obviously by posting this, and nobody wants to have those images in a new thread. No easy answer but discussion should be taken into consideration of any new ideas.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

QUOTE (PUSClFER @ Saturday, Nov 17 2012, 08:57)
I'm sorry, but that wouldn't work. It'll only encourage people to spam the forum with nonsense until they've reached the required post count.

Yep. It's impossible. The reputation you have on these forums is based upon helpfulness, niceness, civility, maturity, and ability to raise and/or contribute to civilized discussions in a productive and positive manner. Not seniority, post count, or even "street cred". People may act that way, but the way most forum leaders, moderators, and administrators will argue that the way they got where they are now is by proving themselves in the ways I mentioned above. I'm afraid that's not only an argument, but a fact as to how this place works.

Just thought I'd throw in my two cents. Thanks for reading.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

Bump.

Other forums ive been too, Invision board software allows requirements for certain sections.

Why cant we just change the GTA V section to a more locked down type section?
Only people with 100 or more posts can make topics. Its not like it will matter if people cant post. They cant ask help in a game thats not already even out. Do it only for the V section. It will help with the spam.
Some of this sites worst topics are there.

Examples:
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538244
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538332
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538265
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538078
This one the most: sigh.gif http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538213

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Thursday, Dec 20 2012, 16:41)
Bump.

Other forums ive been too, Invision board software allows requirements for certain sections.

Why cant we just change the GTA V section to a more locked down type section?
Only people with 100 or more posts can make topics. Its not like it will matter if people cant post. They cant ask help in a game thats not already even out. Do it only for the V section. It will help with the spam.
Some of this sites worst topics are there.

Examples:
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538244
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538332
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538265
http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538078
This one the most: sigh.gif http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=538213

As it's already been said it would just encourage people to spam and would probably be worse. 100 posts can be easily achieved in a day or two so would it be worth the hassle?

Besides some people with only a handful of posts do make decent threads. It's not fair to punish them, but if you ask me since the info it has improved to a degree. Now we're not left in the dark less people are starting speculation threads.

Of course there are some that are complete rubbish, but it'll never be outlawed completely. A posting cap wont do a thing and could lead newbies to hassle us via PM because they want to make a thread, but can't. There's also no guarantee as soon as they hit 100 posts that they wont spam anyway.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Even if this rule were to be enforced, how about 10 posts or something? 100 is clearly too much. Or maybe 5 in that matter? I'm sure it'll stop some trolls who wont even bother posting 5 times to make a troll thread. You said some people with only a handful of posts do make decent threads. It's not fair to punish them but I'm sure 5 to 10 posts is not really a punishment.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Thursday, Dec 20 2012, 06:41)
Other forums ive been too, Invision board software allows requirements for certain sections.

Yeah, that's right but from what I have heard I'm not sure if this is even possible, lol. Seriously though, it won't really help and it's the best if you just report spam-topics, spam-comments, offensive comments and so on. That's why the GTA V section has 7 forum leader + 17 global moderators and 11 administrators in the whole GTA forum who are going to deal with things if it's necessarily.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

QUOTE (shoumic @ Friday, Dec 21 2012, 02:40)
Even if this rule were to be enforced, how about 10 posts or something? 100 is clearly too much. Or maybe 5 in that matter? I'm sure it'll stop some trolls who wont even bother posting 5 times to make a troll thread. You said some people with only a handful of posts do make decent threads. It's not fair to punish them but I'm sure 5 to 10 posts is not really a punishment.

If they're desperate enough they will. I really don't think it's needed. We typically put an end to stupid threads pretty quick anyway.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE (shoumic @ Thursday, Dec 20 2012, 15:40)
Even if this rule were to be enforced, how about 10 posts or something? 100 is clearly too much. Or maybe 5 in that matter? I'm sure it'll stop some trolls who wont even bother posting 5 times to make a troll thread. You said some people with only a handful of posts do make decent threads. It's not fair to punish them but I'm sure 5 to 10 posts is not really a punishment.

Because people would randomly do 10 posts elsewhere then go make there completely braindead topics they make.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Well, I understand in the V section, as it falls under the whole info/hype category. But how about Gen Chat? Every couple of weeks us Gen Chat regulars are bombed with links to cheap Viagra and Xanax. That way, at least the spambots are stopped, and so are most people asking about how to mod GTAVC in Gen. Chat.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

What about Mission help forum, these people register pretty much only for getting help, will they need to go quickly post somewhere just to be able to get help with few things in game. confused.gif

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Yeah, that is one of the reasons why the suggestion of CPFC Ultra is not going to happen. I think it would have more disadvantages than it would have advantages.




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