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Newbies Can't Bump Threads?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by macdonjo3, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

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    Well guys, I think there is some coding to be done. Noobs/Newbs have been bumping my old threads a lot recently and its getting really annoying. Is it possible to make a plugin or something so you must have like 200 posts to bump a week old thread or more or something? Tell me if you like this idea, in the comments.
     
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    I agree.
     
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  3. khirad

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    btw Why are newbies bumping your threads ?
     
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    what is the bumping of threads?
     
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    i hate it when people bump 2 year old threads and then a bunch of other people start posting.
     
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    @macdonjo3 - I agree.

    I really don't have a problem with someone bumping an older thread if they're adding some usefull new information, but I don't think that's what your complaining about. Most of what I've been seeing lately is new members boosting their post count with "Thank you" replies, or other more creative replies that still don't add anything useful to the thread.

    It gets really annoying after a while.
     
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  8. MaxWeber

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    I agree also. e.g. here is one example..
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...269-anyone-knows-how-crack-virtual-vault.html

    However, I also think that you need to have a distinction between people who are either
    or new to IM
    or new to BHW
    or new to forum etiquette.

    What I have seen increasingly and annoyingly are posts from newbies who are innocently asking for help without doing proper research etc.. first,
    and posts from people who are well versed in forum etiquette and experienced enough to act a little bit disrespectful (to other BHW members), and post a request / bumping etc..

    Finally, I think that it might be fairer to delineate more on time spent as a member, in addition to the number of helpful posts etc... to get a balanced and even spread of member who are allowed to bump threads.

    Hope the feedback helps the coders / designers... which will also help the mods focus on more important issues, thus maximising the benefit of BHW membership for all.

    Good Luck
     
  9. Mrnewbie

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    Like greywolf said if your adding something to the conversation great but if its just to boost your post count then I think it should be something that could lead to a ban. Just my opinion.
     
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    Bump.:llama:
     
  11. DigitalGangster

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    Well maybe if you didnt have over 1200 posts you wouldnt see many of your threads being bumped up. It only seems logical you will see a lot of your threads being bumped when you have as many posts as you do. Use your brain , shouldnt that make sense to you?
     
  12. macdonjo3

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    I like to see the people agreeing. Lets see if Harro or Dave look at it.
     
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  13. GreyWolf

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    Some are probably legit, but I think mostly he's talking about new members making replies to inflate their post count. New members are encouraged to participate and you can't even use some features of the forum until you have a high enough post count, but that doesn't mean pointless posts are ok. If you want to get your post count up, it's still important to make replies that add something to a thread. Pointless posts that don't actually say anything and 'Thank you' posts don't add anything. They just add more junk to scroll through when you're searching for real information. When those posts bump an older thread, it pushes newer more pertinent threads down the page. If the bump is because worthwhile info was added then it isn't a big deal, but if it didn't add anything to the thread then it becomes annoying.



    It actually can and sometimes does lead to a ban.
    Forum Rules
    3. PROHIBITED CONTENT / ACTIVITIES
    3.5 engaging in post count inflation by posting excessive amounts of short replies for the sole purpose of inflating your post count. This includes the infamous "thanks for the share." . (If you'd like to say "thanks" to someone for their effort/contribution, make use of the Thanks button);​



    Well, there's nothing wrong with having a lot of posts as long as they aren't pointless posts. macdonjo3 has been a member for close to a year now, so if you figure it out from Nov 2009 till now gives an average post count of 4 per day. You're averaging close to 2 posts per day yourself over the last 2 months. I don't thats excessive for either of you.



    I think the point macdonjo3 was making in this thread though is more about people bumping the threads with the types of posts that the Forum Rules section 3.5 are intended to prevent.
     
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    I agree, this is my reason too