Not allowing new members to post a new thread

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by krishnaverma, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. krishnaverma

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    I have seen that a lot of members register here just to promote their website, forum or product. Otherwise, they are trying to fool with a money making method with their affiliate links. As per my observation, there are 50-100 such posts everyday here. Moderators eventually remove them but this is waste of their valuable time. Solution to the issue is that new members should be required at least 10-15 posts spread over 3-4 days before being allowed to post a new thread. Will help reduce spam.
     
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  2. Billy Batts

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    Yeah you would think that but it would only increase spam.
     
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  3. dvlzcode

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    One month is better bro
     
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    In my personal opinion, This will give the spammers some more time on the forum to dump their waste in the threads. Most of the time they are forum bots spamming everywhere. It will increase the necro-bumps and post inflation. Once they achieve the post counts, you will see new threads the same way like now. This will only increase the headache of mods.

    Its us who can check / report such threads and members to help the mods keep the forum clean.
     
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  5. krishnaverma

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    That will force them to move somewhere else for clearing doubts. This is for genuine users joining here.
     
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    Those posting such links are not the smartest cookies in the jar.
     
  7. redarrow

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    Don' worry I am sure that the forum is well looked after and well protected .

    Don' worry chill
     
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  8. krishnaverma

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    Not worried about forum safety here. But I am sure it is huge pain for moderators cleaning all this up. This is something required 24 hours.
     
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    or now im back from my 2 week holiday, ill go back to reporting them to ZW
    back to work.
     
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    I'm not a fan of limiting new members too much. Besides, people will just start spamming the forum asking why they can't post a thread in other threads.
     
  11. krishnaverma

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    That can be handled with a sticky post answering that why.
     
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    Now if only we had a way to make newbies read the sticky threads before complaining........
     
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  14. krishnaverma

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    That can be integrated when they join the forum.
     
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    nice idea in theory but if they want to post they will just spam 10 threads with useless comments until they can create a thread.
    a message applied to users under certain post/age threshold trying to create a thread warning "don't create threads on x y z topics or you will be reprimanded " would be nice. but if you search the forum this has been suggested for years and nothing happens.
     
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    Ahh, a bit like T&C's that you have to scroll down before the agree button appears? Yeah, everyone reads them, right??

    It just wouldn't work in reality.
     
  17. krishnaverma

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    You suggested a nice modification. If people come up with more suggestions, something may happen this time.
     
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  18. krishnaverma

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    You can make it work. Like ask them to input some information provided in that sticky thread. This should not be hard.
     
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    as a new member, not having anything you wrote in mind, I would honestly have no problem with that. and it slows down the pace in which some minds approach this forum and come back / continue with possibly more.. quality
     
  20. Sephrata

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    But you have been a member here for over 3 years...
     
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