New idea for The Forums

Juice Box

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How about for all users under 5 posts... their new threads have to be approved by the mods before they show up on the boards.... CGtalk does this, sometimes it takes 24 hrs for the post to show up, but it would DEF reduce the spam we get here.... any opinions on the matter?

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Sorry, but that is not possible. We are a small group of volunteers. We get so many registrations every day that there is no way we would have time to do that.

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pyonir

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Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

unfortunately i agree. It's a good idea, but the mods can't even keep up with everything now...
 

Juice Box

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Originally posted by: pyonir
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

unfortunately i agree. It's a good idea, but the mods can't even keep up with everything now...

oh, well, I guess that's true.... but it could help if there were more mods or something
 

Colt45

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Originally posted by: digitalsnare
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

I disagree

so 5 posts x say what.. 50 users a day?
thats 250 posts. thats lots of looking through whatever etc.
 

Juice Box

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Originally posted by: Colt45
Originally posted by: digitalsnare
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

I disagree

so 5 posts x say what.. 50 users a day?
thats 250 posts. thats lots of looking through whatever etc.

well, u can usually tell if the thread is ok by looking at the title... if it looks like spam, its a no go
 

DaveSimmons

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Aug 12, 2001
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Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.
Maybe not, right now the mods have to lock half the 1-posts anyway, plus read PMs from the lynch mob :)

 

Colt45

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Apr 18, 2001
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Originally posted by: digitalsnare
Originally posted by: Colt45
Originally posted by: digitalsnare
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

I disagree

so 5 posts x say what.. 50 users a day?
thats 250 posts. thats lots of looking through whatever etc.

well, u can usually tell if the thread is ok by looking at the title... if it looks like spam, its a no go

I suppose. but it's probably easier just to nuke a few threads.
 

Juice Box

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Nov 7, 2003
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Originally posted by: Colt45
Originally posted by: digitalsnare
Originally posted by: Colt45
Originally posted by: digitalsnare
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

I disagree

so 5 posts x say what.. 50 users a day?
thats 250 posts. thats lots of looking through whatever etc.

well, u can usually tell if the thread is ok by looking at the title... if it looks like spam, its a no go

I suppose. but it's probably easier just to nuke a few threads.

let's see what the mods think...
 

Colt45

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Apr 18, 2001
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Originally posted by: DaveSimmons
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.
Maybe not, right now the mods have to lock half the 1-posts anyway, plus read PMs from the lynch mob :)

they should just set up some sort of script or something that AutoBans anyone with an ipod link in the body of the thread ;)
 

Fudssa

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Originally posted by: pyonir
Originally posted by: Colt45
It would probably be more hassle than it saves.

unfortunately i agree. It's a good idea, but the mods can't even keep up with everything now...

It's always easier to clean up after, than it is to prevent it. So easy. :)
 

Fingers

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Probably much easier to delete or lock the spam threads than it is to approve all the others that would apply. Good idea though, but maybe with some tweaking. Like maybe a harsher language filter that would incorperate some words that are most likely assiciated with spam for say the first 5-10 posts.
 

Brackis

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Nov 14, 2004
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The easiest method is to make a 24 hour waiting period for all new members to create threads in the most visited sub-forums such as OT.
 

tami

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Nov 14, 2004
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what's the point of this? a lot of crap threads come from stoned users who have more than 5 posts :p
 

RossMAN

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Feb 24, 2000
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Good idea but I would suggest:

1) Possibly increasing the minimum post count to 20? Ok maybe 10.
2) The Mods already have their hands full, assign some people ... ok this would never work.

Nevermind :)
 

ElFenix

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Mar 20, 2000
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how many mods are there? and how long ago did they add a mod?
 

Evadman

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I think it's a great idea! I volunteer to be a screener.