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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: New policy -- minimum post count before starting a thread

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We are currently experimenting with a new feature that requires users to have at least 100 posts before they can start a new thread. After we gauge the effects of this feature we will decide whether to keep it, remove it, or change the minimum post count.

Users who pad their post count in order to get to 100 will be dealt with in the harshest manner allowable. Consider this your one and only warning not to pad your post count.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject:

Thank you sir, this should be a great aid in reducing the number of duplicate and/or ignorant threads.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: New policy -- minimum post count before starting a thread

LarryCoon wrote:
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We are currently experimenting with a new feature that requires users to have at least 100 posts before they can start a new thread. After we gauge the effects of this feature we will decide whether to keep it, remove it, or change the minimum post count.

Users who pad their post count in order to get to 100 will be dealt with in the harshest manner allowable. Consider this your one and only warning not to pad your post count.


Great idea - this will improve the quality of LG, no doubt!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject:

Word!! About time.. been waiting for this for a long time..... Been a lotta Rookie bashing going on cos of this..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject:

I'll drink to that...!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject:

I proposed this years ago when we were getting a lot of spam/commercial spam posts, especially in OT. Lots of threads telling us to go to some Russian or Chinese site to buy cheap phones and Viagra. LG has done a great job of cutting those.

And having people post 100 times in a game thread will be good, because it will require them to spend time here, learning the site, seeing how it works, before creating a new thread. Which is exactly what we want.

Now we have to find a way to keep posters like ElginBaylor from being able to create new threads.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject:

Great job implementing that

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:14 pm    Post subject:

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Just in time for the playoffs a.k.a Troll season.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject:

In a perfect world, this is how I envisioned New Topic Policy here:

If a user has less than a 100 posts AND s/he is new (ie. less than a month since joining), s/he is not allowed to create a new topic. That will truly prevent the trolls from posting no matter how hard they pad their numbers in the game thread. They have to wait a little longer before they can scratch their itch.

If s/he is not a troll, it's still a win-win situation as s/he will be familiarized with LG culture, like what encina said.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject:

Finally. A good percentage of the really awful, redundant threads seem to be started by newcomers trying to make a splash and not realizing the same thing has been talked about dozens of times before.

Hopefully this will somewhat combat the glut of bad threads we've had the last couple of years.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject:

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This is an amazing day. Thanks Larry

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject:

encina1 wrote:
I proposed this years ago when we were getting a lot of spam/commercial spam posts, especially in OT. Lots of threads telling us to go to some Russian or Chinese site to buy cheap phones and Viagra. LG has done a great job of cutting those.

And having people post 100 times in a game thread will be good, because it will require them to spend time here, learning the site, seeing how it works, before creating a new thread. Which is exactly what we want.

Now we have to find a way to keep posters like ElginBaylor from being able to create new threads.




Maybe tweak it a little further....only 1 post credit per game thread.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject:

I vote 100 posts or 30 days, whichever comes later...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject:

FWIW I don't like the new policy. Lots of people have things to contribute to the discussion before they get to 100 posts.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject:

24 wrote:
I vote 100 posts or 30 days, whichever comes later...

I like the addition of 30 days. Seconded.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject:

Watson wrote:
FWIW I don't like the new policy. Lots of people have things to contribute to the discussion before they get to 100 posts.


Maybe they can PM someone to start a thread for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject:

City_Dawg wrote:
Just in time for the playoffs a.k.a Troll season.
Yep, a good way to limit the "trolls!"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject:

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FWIW I don't like the new policy. Lots of people have things to contribute to the discussion before they get to 100 posts.


And they can. They just can't start threads. It's a fair compromise to weed out the trolls IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject:

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24 wrote:
I vote 100 posts or 30 days, whichever comes later...

I like the addition of 30 days. Seconded.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject:

24 wrote:
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FWIW I don't like the new policy. Lots of people have things to contribute to the discussion before they get to 100 posts.


And they can. They just can't start threads. It's a fair compromise to weed out the trolls IMO.


And really you should be well familiar with the site before you start posting new topics. You get a sense of what maybe redundant etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject:

But what if a new member has late BREAKING NEWS about Artest being traded?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
24 wrote:
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FWIW I don't like the new policy. Lots of people have things to contribute to the discussion before they get to 100 posts.


And they can. They just can't start threads. It's a fair compromise to weed out the trolls IMO.


And really you should be well familiar with the site before you start posting new topics. You get a sense of what maybe redundant etc.


Gives the mods a chance to see what you post like and deal with you before you get thread-starting privileges.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject:

Good. Glad I was the one who came up with the idea.

Well, keep trolls and moaners from the "Post Thread" button.

If it all fails, raise the post count to 500.
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