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AiraCobra
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:07 AM

A lot of forum sites require you to be a member for so long or you have to have so many post before you are allowed to make a topic.

 

I've noticed recently a lot of people are making accounts just to spam, cause trouble or just post ridiculous threads...

 

I'm sure a lot of people would agree that a rule of some sort should be brought up to stop people from making accounts just to make threads that are considered spam.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:45 AM

No thread making for anyone under a year...would be bliss.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:43 AM

Honestly I don't think it's fair. Why punish genuine people to counteract the trolls and spammers?
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:44 AM

How many newly joined actually make a worthy thread?
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:19 AM

It's hard to establish an agreement with this option.

 

Though limiting a topic made by new member would make the number of porn spam topics being made go down, useless one word topics and things of that nature go down.. but it will also make people start complaining and losing interest in the site if they're new members. I think there is an adequate amount of staff here to stay on top of such things. It's best to let members be free and do as they wish as long as they follow the rules. Just report issues and it will be taken care of.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:43 AM

Xyn, it depends on what you consider a worthy thread.

A lot of members that join this place only do it with the intention to create threads about possible technical problems they have with a specific game say GTAV, or asking the one or the other question, and so forth. It wouldn't be fair at all to restrict them from creating the said threads. And there are also people that join GTAF because they want to contribute something to this place and discuss about the GTA series with their fellow fans - and that includes creating new threads.

What GunWrath said is spot on. There is an adequate amount of staff members that can and will deal with things when it's necessary.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:33 AM

I wouldn't agree with that rule. 


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

How many newly joined actually make a worthy thread?

Even if there are a handful of genuine new members, we can't deny them from making new topics. After all, this is a discussion board where people come to discuss stuff and get their queries resolved. Putting a restriction on the most basic purpose of this forum will only drive away new members.

 

As for spam topics, that's what the staff here is for. You, as normal upstanding members of the community, should be helping us deal with such topics by reporting them. You help us, we help you. If we work together, then there's absolutely no reason to be worried about spam/pointless/ridiculous topics.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

I don't think this would be very fair. When I made my account, it was to get help with some problems I had with GTA IV on PC.

What if someone needed help with something, made an account to get help and couldn't post their problem?

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:28 PM

It's crippling the legits, and that's one thing a public forum should not do.
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:11 AM

I don't think that limiting new members should be a good thing. Don't get me wrong, it would decrease the trolls by a HUGE amount in my opinion, but there are still genuine new members.

 

Also, the report button is there as well.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:35 AM Edited by GunWrath, 17 July 2014 - 02:13 AM.

It's crippling the legits, and that's one thing a public forum should not do. 

It's a forum though, not a Hierarchy.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:44 AM

Could there be a way to restrict which sections they could and could not create topics?

 

I mean, just look at the online section; if it isn't about "N" glitch it's about Team "X" vs. Team "R"... no real discussion, just pissing matches.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

Could there be a way to restrict which sections they could and could not create topics?

 

I mean, just look at the online section; if it isn't about "N" glitch it's about Team "X" vs. Team "R"... no real discussion, just pissing matches.

 

Given that New Members is a separate group from Members, that would be an affirmative as to the ability to restrict that.

 

Unfortunately that doesn't save us from hugh750(sp?) though. 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

 

It's crippling the legits, and that's one thing a public forum should not do. 

It's a forum though, not a Hierarchy.

 

 

Isn't that just supporting the point?  In any good caste system, there would be lesser people anyway.  I admire GTAForums for its few automated administrative rules.

 

Trust me, we talked about the same thing 10 years ago.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 01:26 AM

Could there be a way to restrict which sections they could and could not create topics?

 

I mean, just look at the online section; if it isn't about "N" glitch it's about Team "X" vs. Team "R"... no real discussion, just pissing matches.

 

And more than half those threads aren't even from New Members, just the general derpy O section.

 

Still love the O section though, as hard as it is to... :c





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