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EZza2647
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#1

Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:47 AM Edited by EZza2647, A day ago.

I reckon that it would be a good idea to remove the new topic button for new members (In the same way the messenger is removed). As to cut back on people who just join to troll and post those homosexual  pornography pics, or people who haven't read the forum rules and post the wrong thread in the wrong section that has been discussed in length before.

 

Just a thought.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:27 AM

True, this would cut back on the extreme amounts of topic trolls, but if that's the case, then the only way to change from "New Member" to "Member" would be only commenting on posts.

 

However, if you're saying that new members should only be able to post a limited amount of posts AND comments, how do they become a regular member?


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#3

Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:02 AM

I don't think that this is a good idea. Some people join this place because they have a couple of questions, or they need help with their game. While removing the New Topic button for new members would greatly reduce the amount of spam topics, topics that are in the wrong place, etc. it discourages them to join the forums in the first place.

 

If a topic has been posted in the wrong place, report it and state that it needs to be moved, and possibly where it should be moved to. If someone starts a spam topic, report it and state why you think it should be locked or binned. And, if someone starts a new thread about a subject that has been covered recently, report it and add a link to a recent thread on the subject to the report so that things can be dealt with quicker. There is an adequate amount of forum leaders and moderators that do their best to keep the forums clean. And you can help.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:45 AM

I agree with Andreas. Also the majority of "new" members were just lurking for years and finally decided to join the forum.(myself included) I'd hate to have to wait another 30 posts or whatever to post a topic. Granted yes people do troll but that doesn't mean all new members troll.

my two cents

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#5

Posted 2 days ago

The posting limitations should be removed or lessened for older members/members with a couple thousand posts then

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Posted 2 days ago

Majority of Forums have a system were brand new members Topics have to be approved. This would solve the issue of blocking out people that join to get questions asked.


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Posted 2 days ago

Approving new topics is time consuming and not every mod will be there to approve them.. I don't like that idea.


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#8

Posted 2 days ago

Maybe simply a limit would be sufficient? For example a new member can post 1 new topic every 24hrs. Similar to the limit on posting one post every minute If I'm not mistaken

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Posted A day ago

Maybe simply a limit would be sufficient? For example a new member can post 1 new topic every 24hrs. Similar to the limit on posting one post every minute If I'm not mistaken

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I'd rather see a posting time limit for new members rather than having their ability to post taken away.


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Posted 23 hours ago Edited by ninjaontour, 23 hours ago.

I can think of a few individuals in the GTAO section who could do with a gagging order lol.

 

I think it's a great idea to have a 1 topic limit per 24 hours for new users. It could also be used as a penal measure for users who spam topics.


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#11

Posted 23 hours ago

But it would cripple legit users who need to answer a question that has been asked after they posted their problem. You can't say "They can take it to PM" because new members don't have access to PMs.

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Posted 8 hours ago

But it would cripple legit users who need to answer a question that has been asked after they posted their problem. You can't say "They can take it to PM" because new members don't have access to PMs.

They are saying limit how many threads they can make in a day not how many post, They'll still be able to post in their topic just won't be able to make a new topic.


Franceska
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Posted 4 hours ago


But it would cripple legit users who need to answer a question that has been asked after they posted their problem. You can't say "They can take it to PM" because new members don't have access to PMs.

They are saying limit how many threads they can make in a day not how many post, They'll still be able to post in their topic just won't be able to make a new topic.

That could work, I suppose.




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