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At least if we had a 'only here untill 5 posts' those 1600+ spam members, would only be able to drop their ad-spam in one area.

There will be a few 'actual humans' spamming, who will get out, but it'd be a limited number.

 

That way, if its an actual memeber.

 

"hi my name is CAPTAIN AWESOME and i'm super cool, please accept me?"

"hi, post 2 to get out"

"post 3"

"wakka wakka 4"

"FREEDOM!"

 

Then purge that subsection every week or so.

 

We need out of the box ideas, because just hoping it stops is never the solution.

 

As I said it's a great idea but not doable as we can't set up a new forum section for it. :(

 

Unless... Hmmmm...

 

Let me talk to Hawkeye about it...

Edited by Chaos.Lady

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Why not add a "Why do you want to join" text box which isn't mandatory, but those that don't fill it out don't get validated. Make it clear like

 

"Why do you want to join - MUST FILL OUT"

 

Something like that?

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From my experience with IPB and other forums, if you have an admin login, you can do ALL of this stuff, like creating new forums/applying rules for forums/who can post where/etc.

 

Is the problem that there is no admin login or something else?

Edited by p0is0n

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From my experience with IPB and other forums, if you have an admin login, you can do ALL of this stuff, like creating new forums/applying rules for forums/who can post where/etc.

 

Is the problem that there is no admin login or something else?

Someone probably left with the keys :)

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From my experience with IPB and other forums, if you have an admin login, you can do ALL of this stuff, like creating new forums/applying rules for forums/who can post where/etc.

 

Is the problem that there is no admin login or something else?

No the problem isn't that. Apparently its to do with advertising/traffic stats which we depend on to keep this place actually running. :)

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The real problem is that Chaos doesn't like you. Or you. Or you, especially. See that smiley? That's not her being condescending, that's just a reaction from the happiness hating you all inspires.

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Thanks for the info Chaos, and thanks to the whole team for the work being done

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But you don't need to lock people out of viewing the boards like the trademart, just need to lockout their ability to post.

 

That shouldn't affect any viewing related metrics.

Edited by PointZeroOne

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The real problem is that Chaos doesn't like you. Or you. Or you, especially. See that smiley? That's not her being condescending, that's just a reaction from the happiness hating you all inspires.

OI! Stop revealing ALL my secrets!!!

 

:)

 

But you don't need to lock people out of viewing the boards like the trademart, just need to lockout their ability to post.

 

That shouldn't affect any viewing related metrics.

Yep, but apparently it's all connected.

 

The way the metrics are run we can't create new boards. That's the bottom line.

 

But we are looking at ways of getting around it.

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Yep, but apparently it's all connected.

 

The way the metrics are run we can't create new boards. That's the bottom line.

 

But we are looking at ways of getting around it.

 

weird, so you can't create new boards, but you can remove them?

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No, we can create new sections, but we just need to let the devs know about it ahead of time :)

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the way people are talking did i actually do something good?!?

 

before anyone sarcastically asks, yes i'd like a fucking medal, this is rare! :P

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No, we can create new sections, but we just need to let the devs know about it ahead of time :)

*blows raspberry at you*

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the way people are talking did i actually do something good?!?

 

before anyone sarcastically asks, yes i'd like a fucking medal, this is rare! :P

Maybe. Some other ideas have been thrown around, but this might be both the most self-contained, and trivial to manage.

 

If we can get it to work and there are no obvious issues with the implementation : p

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