Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by ericsson, Mar 31, 2010.
Unfortunately, setting rules like this would result in the banning of accounts that ought not to be banned when other, more important factors are considered. Just because someone doesn't log in for a month or two, you want him/her kicked out? Have you not considered the multitude of good reasons why someone may be absent? And who are you to dictate how much time someone else should spend on this forum?
On the matter of replies to a thread, the number of replies is not an indication of the quality of the thread. If someone asks a damned good question that few or no people are able (or willing) to answer, should that person be barred from starting another thread? I have also seen several threads started by people who are looking for a programmer, designer, etc. that have fewer than 10 replies because it merely took fewer than 10 replies to find the right person for the job.
IMO, your idea is ludicrous.
I think that having a rule that only people who have been a member for 30 days can post threads. I would say all accounts that have not been logged into for 6 months to be banned. I think 3 and under is a bit harsh and quick.
I think banning innactive accounts after 6 months is a good idea... 2-3 months is a bit too low
Already been suggested
Ban accounts who never logged in after registering nor they made any post within 2 months and people who logged in after registering but didnt made any post should be banned in 6 months. And no use of banning people who posted something (Non-spam).
I really go for it.
those can prevents BHW into more like DP ...
I'm not particularly fond of the idea of losing my account because I have not signed in for an extended period of time..
Why should we be forced to sign in to BHW..
Also think of the repercussion of deleting accounts just because they were inactive.. any new member can sign up claiming to be a senior member that had their account banned due to inactivity.. Basically Identity theft..
I dont think it makes sense to ban accounts based on if they have been using it or not. However, it is definitely worth not counting posts if its below "x" words. This could help in reducing the spam level and comments which really dont add value.
New rules have to be implemented soon for benifit of all and to keep the forum clutter free from spamming threads.
The rule to have a certian amount of post to start a new thread is a good idea, but also may hurt some people who do have some very good ideas for example,
vitavee with his post,
Great Share btw And does work! He is Very very new to the forum with Some knowledge behind his belt. So imo It will hurt some but Still Clean up the forum from those damn pesky Threads buy me buy me and help me help me
OP - I think this is another useless thread that you have created. I could not begin to tell you how many forums I have joined to simply start one thread, and ask one question. On top of that, there have been times where I needed an answer and maybe a year has passed but I was able to log into that old account, ask another question, and get the answer.
We must realize that some of us will contribute a lot while others will come and go - but that is fine. It keeps us thinking and on our toes. The threads by the "one and doners" become part of the playbook for someone else such as you or me.
If the person is spamming, block them. If they simply have a 2 year old account and one post, keep them on file unless you need the server space or at least send them a "you haven't logged in, be sure to do so or your account will be removed" message.
That's my take on it. Now, back to what I was originally looking for...
@ericsson - I think it's a bad idea to ban accounts just because they are inactive. Maybe they spent time on bhw, contributed some good info and moved on to other things. It might be someone that was a valuable member at one time with many, many great threads in the archives. Seeing them as a banned member would make all those threads and methods seem less credible.
Purging the accounts would be even worse because that would make all those threads dissapear completely.
I don't think a mandatory limit on when a person can make a post or a thread is a good idea either, because a new member might be a highly experienced marketer with much info to share. I think that there are so many noobs that create a new account and start posting that have no clue about proper etiquette. (I think Ive seen you comment on my canned response I give to the noobs on some of the help me threads)
Maybe if there was a way to tell that a new member has at least clicked on a certain amount of threads, or something like that in an effort to determine if they are at least learning a little bit about the forum before their first post. Maybe make them use the search tool at least 5 times befor making their first post. I don't know what would be the best way, but I do understand the point you are making.
Maybe some kind of basic guide would be good, in addition to reading the tos before being able to start posting. Educating the total noobs about proper netiquette guidelines about things like reading through the forum a little bit to learn what it's about and what kind of social expectations of the forum members. A little info about the nature of the forum so that noobs understand that beginners are welcome and can learn a lot, but that it isn't a place for teaching remedial topics.
BHW is just one tool for new marketers to use, it is a good idea to also find other forums for learning remedial html, and my big petpeeve, how to use g00gle for basic questions etc. It makes me laugh everytime I see a post asking what dp or wso or css or even html is in a forum like this. Just keep a g00gle window open and use it before asking a silly question. If they still can't find an answer then go ahead and ask, but they could at least try a search first.
Anyway like I said I don't know the answer either. This has been a problem all the way back when I was using usenet and bulletin boards. After the www and open access to everyone on the internet it has just gotten worse. But at the same time the opportunity to make money has gotten better.
I think that this is a better idea. One-liner posts are especially irritating. This isn't Twitter.
We could display average word count or (this ones better) allow users to give a thumbs up or down for each post. Sure, we have the thanks button, but there's no negative version.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Well i guess i have to think of another things that can improve this forum, for less attacks by spammers. Which is pissing me off really. :/
I work two full-time jobs and still have a dream to break out of this horrible cycle I'm in. Sometimes I have 10 minutes to spare, sometimes I don't. My online activity needs to be carefully planned and sometimes I do not get any time to get on here. My last login to BHW may have been 9-10 months ago, not because I was leeching information, but because I'm learning how to because as knowledgeable as some of the senior members of this forum. Unfortunately, I'm not smart enough to contribute groundbreaking information back or tips and tricks on my future success YET, but I'm hoping I can get to a point where I can add some value in the near future.
Like others I have tried and failed, but I'm trying again and again until I get it. I'm far beyond the point of downloading endless amounts of crap and I'm implementing. It would be a real kick to the marbles if someone deleted me from a place like BHW because I didn't have the time to login... especially if all I want to do is contribute back.
The War Is still going with no end in sight! I'd say alot of the spam here is karma look at the tools sold look at the methods all karma baby lol
IMO this is not such a bright idea.
Do not ban any accounts.Why?
Because BHW will never be like DP. Why?
Because DP is a do follow forum. Noobs try to increase their post counts in order to sell their signature links on DP and to get back links that is the main reason which makes DP a crappy forum. I haven't seen 1% spam here on BHW if I compare it with DP.
I think it is easy for the mods here to find the spammers and ban their asses as compared with DP because 95% population their consists of spammers.
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