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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:53 am

You can manually lower their post count! :D
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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:01 am

^ yup a good old Smiting may be in order lol :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:03 am

Didn't DR lower his own post count once because he didn't like it when it was around 4000 or something?
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:40 am

What we need is a system where members can flag posts (or threads) as unsuitable (rude/didn't search/dangerous take your pick) and then if the number of people exceeds a certain point it gets deleted automatically or moved to another section where if theres a huge fuss over it mods can move it back. Maybe weight peoples votes by their number of posts so the older memeers could get rid of it faster than say a load of Noobs.

Either way, by having a "reach X posts so you can post here" will just start a load of postwhoring that the mods (quite rightly) won't want to go round deleting.

It would also be a good idea to have another plugin where after a thread is Y days old it gets deleted automatically. There's so many threads on there that are just worthless and take up space in the results section though I can't see anyone wanting ot go round deleting them.

I can't see we'll get this until the new forum software comes though so maybe we should all make a wishlist :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:42 am

Gepard wrote:What we need is a system where members can flag posts (or threads) as unsuitable (rude/didn't search/dangerous take your pick) and then if the number of people exceeds a certain point it gets deleted automatically or moved to another section where if theres a huge fuss over it mods can move it back. Maybe weight peoples votes by their number of posts so the older memeers could get rid of it faster than say a load of Noobs.

Either way, by having a "reach X posts so you can post here" will just start a load of postwhoring that the mods (quite rightly) won't want to go round deleting.

It would also be a good idea to have another plugin where after a thread is Y days old it gets deleted automatically. There's so many threads on there that are just worthless and take up space in the results section though I can't see anyone wanting ot go round deleting them.

I can't see we'll get this until the new forum software comes though so maybe we should all make a wishlist :D


That's why you don't tell them there is a post count they have to reach before being able to post everywhere else.
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:44 am

So they only see one forum and post all their stupid questions in that and then what, all the forums suddenly appear?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:55 am

Yeah, in a way. I've been on a few forums where they have that.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:12 am

Gepard wrote:Maybe weight peoples votes by their number of posts so the older memeers could get rid of it faster than say a load of Noobs.


or make it have take into figure joining date AND posts
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:46 am

But surely then don't you cut down the posts they can search? And if you do make them visible they'll be "how do I post in these forums"?
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:53 am

Phuck it all,leave it the way it is.It's working great the way it is really.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:27 am

MrCrowley wrote:
Gepard wrote:What we need is a system where members can flag posts (or threads) as unsuitable (rude/didn't search/dangerous take your pick) and then if the number of people exceeds a certain point it gets deleted automatically or moved to another section where if theres a huge fuss over it mods can move it back. Maybe weight peoples votes by their number of posts so the older memeers could get rid of it faster than say a load of Noobs.

Either way, by having a "reach X posts so you can post here" will just start a load of postwhoring that the mods (quite rightly) won't want to go round deleting.

It would also be a good idea to have another plugin where after a thread is Y days old it gets deleted automatically. There's so many threads on there that are just worthless and take up space in the results section though I can't see anyone wanting ot go round deleting them.

I can't see we'll get this until the new forum software comes though so maybe we should all make a wishlist :D


That's why you don't tell them there is a post count they have to reach before being able to post everywhere else.


or you can make it where ur posts per day also has to be between a certain value to see it too, so that would take care of those whores
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:57 am

Wouldn't a karma point system work pretty well for determining which sections a user could post in?

Also, to PCGUY (if he reads this topic):

When do you expect to have this new forum software?
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Unread postAuthor: goose_man » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:07 pm

I personally think that this might be a bad idea. I mean some people come and their first post is an awesome cannon, or a legit question; a lot of people have read the forums before joining.

Just my thoughts.

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:58 pm

goose_man wrote:I personally think that this might be a bad idea. I mean some people come and their first post is an awesome cannon, or a legit question; a lot of people have read the forums before joining.

Just my thoughts.

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Yeah that's why we are trying to find a way to filter them out.

Gepard wrote:But surely then don't you cut down the posts they can search? And if you do make them visible they'll be "how do I post in these forums"?


But that's the thing, they can use the wiki or they could search through the forums which ARE visible to them, but they can't post. You could adress that to them in a PM/email.

Also in their noob section they can post what they want and it could even be un-moderated. You just need a way to seperate the good from the bad, you could do it by hand by over-looking every posting member in it, you could do it by post count, karma system, time etc
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:03 pm

I bet if you made the wiki button orange or red and changed it to say "Plans" a lot more people would look at it.


Or just make the button red, or just make it say plans. Either would probably affect the views.
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