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    Minimum post count requirement before starting a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Is it possible for new members to have to post 10 times or something before they can start a thread?
    I agree with Monk. Can we please have a minimum post count requirement before being able to start a thread? It would help with spam prevention.
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    The minimum should be 40,000. Once we have that in place we can get a mod to delete enough posts to keep him below the threshold.

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    Should be 100 thread minimum before you can post replies imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    I agree with Monk. Can we please have a minimum post count requirement before being able to start a thread? It would help with spam prevention.
    We'll see what everyone thinks but personally I don't like it because it stops someone for example coming to the forum and starting a thread to ask a question. Regarding spam prevention, if the post is reported typically it won't be long before the thread is deleted and the member banned as usually there's a mod around from somewhere every time of the day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    We'll see what everyone thinks but personally I don't like it because it stops someone for example coming to the forum and starting a thread to ask a question. Regarding spam prevention, if the post is reported typically it won't be long before the thread is deleted and the member banned as usually there's a mod around from somewhere every time of the day.
    In seriousness I agree. Is it possible, though, to have it so that new threads from members with x posts have to be approved by mods before they appear? I know you can set it so all posts have to be approved for new members but that would be rubbish for a forum of this size.
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    If we were going to undertake this somehow (I mean, is it really that pressing an issue?), GIMH's suggestion would be the best of the lot - lets people with legitimate questions through, while blocking the spam.

    Up to James and the other mods though.

    However we desperately need to implement a 10 post minimum before VMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    If we were going to undertake this somehow (I mean, is it really that pressing an issue?), GIMH's suggestion would be the best of the lot - lets people with legitimate questions through, while blocking the spam.

    Up to James and the other mods though.

    However we desperately need to implement a 10 post minimum before VMs.
    yeah thats standard practice on other forums ive seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    In seriousness I agree. Is it possible, though, to have it so that new threads from members with x posts have to be approved by mods before they appear? I know you can set it so all posts have to be approved for new members but that would be rubbish for a forum of this size.
    I don't think it's a problem really. We're not getting loads of spam currently that is affecting the flow of normal threads. Feel free to disagree though if you feel this isn't the case.

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    However we desperately need to implement a 10 post minimum before VMs.
    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    yeah thats standard practice on other forums ive seen.
    Yes, completely agree with this. I'm investigating how to do it at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I don't think it's a problem really. We're not getting loads of spam currently that is affecting the flow of normal threads. Feel free to disagree though if you feel this isn't the case.





    Yes, completely agree with this. I'm investigating how to do it at the moment.
    Nah I'm not really fussed just offering out a suggestion really. The VM thing is the only one that has irritated me previously.

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    hmmm, I remember a while ago Lokomotiv starting some threads suggesting bizarre rule changes and other things which made me thing threads should only be started by people who've at least spent some time on the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    However we desperately need to implement a 10 post minimum before VMs.
    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    yeah thats standard practice on other forums ive seen.
    Unfortunately, the mod that allows us to do this doesn't work in vbulletin 4.2 and the mod creator has done a runner.



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