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user must have x number of replies before they can post a new thread.. just a thought to fight the never ending spam zilla
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    Default suggestion: user must have x number of replies before they can post
    user must have x number of replies before they can post a new thread..

    just a thought to fight the never ending spam zilla

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    So you propose they hide the spam in threads making it harder to find and remove rather than a big top of the forum fresh thread we can spot instantly and pull?
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    no just thinking it would detour some of the spammers if they noticed they couldn't post right away...

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    Good idea! 300 posts minimum should just about do it.

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    didn't say it was a solution - just another weapon
    oh well it be what it be

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    i just don't allow new users to post links until they have 10 posts.... hardly any spam on my forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silent1643 View Post
    no just thinking it would detour some of the spammers if they noticed they couldn't post right away...
    It's a bot, you can't deter a bot. Not since the invention of the internet has someone actually taken the time to register by hand and spam a forum. The bot registers, attempts a thread, then defaults to a post if it can't do a thread.
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    So now were all jbd and the 3.01 hasnt really changed whats around next flawless corner?




    Its a small world if spam bovers us we should jus give up,
    its one of those annoying things like traffic and money u have to accept

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    You realize that there are a good percent of users that join to post a thread asking a question then leave and never come back. While we wish they would come back, we still want to help them. Not be jerks and be like oh uh post 30 times and then i'll help you. In which case they will post 30 useless posts since they are just noobs that need help, then post a thread. Which in the end would result in more spam and less people helped....

    I didnt want to totally crush your idea but there is no way it could work.....

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    The search function on this site is lacking so a lot of first time posters do so because of it.

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    bad idea... just hit the report post button and we'll ban them

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    We'd be more than happy too

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    Suggest you must have 200 posts to suggest.
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    lmao... now there's an idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    Suggest you must have 200 posts to suggest.
    lol i see no flaws we must institute it!

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    And usually member name's with numbers in them are always spammers **cough cough**

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    And usually member name's with numbers in them are always spammers **cough cough**
    lol
    i figured out why the op wrote this thread. I did some research and looked at his first thread, i was looking to make a mockery of his first thread lol which was also his first post. But instead i found that his first post/thread was spammed and he felt it wasnt handled well. So that explains why he made this over reaction strict suggestion


    I could be sherlock holmes

    Infact i would like my title thing to be "sherlock holmes" rather than green apple lol
    Last edited by Periodic; 09-17-2009 at 07:21 PM.

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    It was handled. Some people over-react.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Periodic View Post
    lol
    i figured out why the op wrote this thread. I did some research and looked at his first thread, i was looking to make a mockery of his first thread lol which was also his first post. But instead i found that his first post/thread was spammed and he felt it wasnt handled well. So that explains why he made this over reaction strict suggestion


    I could be sherlock holmes

    Infact i would like my title thing to be "sherlock holmes" rather than green apple lol


    never said it wasnt handled well - i just expressed it in a pm to one of the moderators that the report link could be more of a report link (add text next to it) instead of a small icon that most people over look - and i really dont think this is an over reaction thread considering the post you are refering to was made in march of this year --- my suggestion is not one that has never been done before or uncommon - it is merely a suggestion - if you dont want suggestions - then close the forum category

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