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    Brett, have you ever considered making new members wait a certain amout of time before being able to start new threads? This could help prevent spam threads for one thing, like a few that have happened recently. It could also give new members an opportunity to spend some time on the forums and may help prevent duplicate threads, as well as making sure threads are in the right place. Just a thought....

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    I'll second that.
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    Setting a 5 or 10 post minimum for thread creation could work wonders

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    Not a bad idea, I shall consider.
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    hey brett- i was under the assumption that you were a USC fan. whats with the longhorn avatar? did ya lose a bet? just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Not a bad idea, I shall consider.
    please...
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    I know I'm somewhat new here, but I think I've only ever started one thread around this place.
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    I like the idea of not being able to post immediately after registration. I'm not so hot on restricting new members to replies. Most of the "problem" newbies are spammers. Right now, it's pretty easy to notice and clean up their spam. That wouldn't be so easy and obvious if we forced them to bury their spam within existing threads.

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    There are newbies? I think things are different in VH zone than in off-topic. Really, the only people to post in non are those who've been on here for quite a while already.

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    I think Menlow has a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness
    There are newbies?
    Uhhh, yeah, every day it seems some new VH fan signs up.

    I think things are different in VH zone than in off-topic.
    Uhhh, isn't that the way it was set up? (Assuming you mean that VH ONLY and NON-VH are, well different and stuff.)

    Really, the only people to post in non are those who've been on here for quite a while already.
    Really? I think a lot of new people post in NON. Well, for example, the spammers seem to post their 1st post in NON.

    What are you trying to say?

    I think that all new members that post spam ads should be banned on the spot. As far as the waiting period, that might help. But I like to close threads and delete threads of spam nature. It is one of the fringe benefits of the mod-world.
    Just go for it!

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    Banning spammers on the spot eh?

    You may be on to something there BC. I like the way you think!!
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    Sounds good to me. Ban the assholes, and don't allow any more IDs to be created from their IP address.
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    Not letting newbies start threads might discourage them from registering... don't you think.

    Just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Gibson
    Not letting newbies start threads might discourage them from registering... don't you think.

    Just a thought...
    I think if they really want to be part of the community here, they'll have no problem earning their stripes.

 

 

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