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Suggestion: Disable new thread function for new members

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by macdonjo3, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thoughts on disabling the ability to create threads for accounts under 30 days old?

    Here's one, for example.

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  2. IGKing

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    Perhaps 72 hours would be better than 30 days.

    I'm actually somewhat surprised this isn't already a thing.
     
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    That might discourage serious new users too from joining the forum. Probably moderation of new threads from new users under 30 days old accounts would do alot better or maybe a limiting the number of threads they can create.
     
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  4. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Senior Member

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    Or maybe a report button and if the thread gets more than x reports it is automatically deleted
     
  5. SL1DE

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    Some forums have a thing where you have to for make 5+ posts before you can create a thread. Perhaps something like that could be implemented here.
     
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  6. Robyries

    Robyries Power Member

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    Make rules, new member must have 50 post before can create thread..
     
  7. SL1DE

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    50 is too much.
     
  8. GILGAME$H

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    Suggestion: report it and move on.
     
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    New User: bumps 50 old threads to reach 50 posts
     
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  10. Robyries

    Robyries Power Member

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    Its not..I've been on forum with this requirement

    This will alert mod or other user to report him..simple
     
  11. SL1DE

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    It took me months to get above 50 posts. I would get turned off from a forum like that. It also encourages spamming and pointless posts so people can boost up their postcount. 10-15 is a perfect amount IMO.
     
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  12. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are enough reported posts already, which keeps the mods busy

    The staff are already behind on BSTs and reported posts, so I don't know how adding more will help in that matter
     
  13. Robyries

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    If you like the forum, I guess that's not the problem ;)
     
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    What useless answer is this...
    I like a lot of guys but I don't talk with all of them whole time.
     
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    mods will probably say, hit that report button
    ive seen a few new accs recently spamming all
    over with quick fire 2/3 word posts, just report
    the accounts
     
  16. EMAOneBillion

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    You could set more rules for newcomers.
    Like, can create a thread once at 2 hours.

    Since most newcomers are looking to ask questions here it isn't fair to make them wait x hours or post y replies until they can create a thread.
    They register, ask one question and need to wait 2 hours until they can create a new thread.

    That way you avoid excessive spam and don't force users to spam more in order to create threads.

    Cheers.
     
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    It’s a good idea in theory but the problem is there will be lots of people signing up for help and if they can’t start a thread I think it would be very off putting for genuine members.
     
  18. kumars64

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    Yes, I agree with this. Suppose any software user or business person searching for a solution and bumped in to this forum through google search or heard that he would find solution over here and wanted to post his query for immediate assistance, then can't and have to wait all the 30 days which he wouldn't and at the end he leave this forum.
    Threads from newbies should be monitored.

    It's not about talking. Everyone know's it's just to increase post count by making meaningless and boring posts.
     
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  19. TheGreyMatter

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    Suggestion: Limit the new users access to 'one thread' a day for the first 30 days after signup.
    This should cut down spam by bots to one thread(which can be reported and deleted asap) and if someone really has a question, they can ask it freely as well.

    And if they have too many questions, this will encourage them to use the search button.