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New system for OT posts

I have now added an additional usergroup entitled "registered members" and here is how it works.


-Someone registers and they are put in usergroup "awaiting email confirmation"
-Once they confirm they will be moved to "registered user" this usergroup does not allow posts in O/T however they can view it.
-After 7 days and 15 posts they are moved to "reigistered member" and everything is normal for them.

This was done at teh request of the hosts in an attempt to combat the trolls and spammers.... and our long lost but never forgotten friend with too much time on his hands


If you have any suggestions or feedback, please PM me.


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Does anyone else think that "7 days or 15 posts" would be better, or should we keep it a little tougher? I'm just thinking start as soft as possible, we can always step it up if needed. In any case, this should put quite a dent in the whole troll thing.

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it really can be anything.
I would suggest 10 posts and 7 days.
This gives the noob some time to search the forum for hat they came here for (7 days) and 10 posts is a good number to get a feel for the noob. if its random "I agree" posts and troll posts 10 is a good number for us to figure it out.


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Thanks... That should help. Not sure it will stop those w/ too much time on their hands however. Let's hope.

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Some trolls can be fun, though. Like the ones who post: I have these Nextel phones for sale . . .

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I delete those from General almost every day...

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Hooray! Well done!

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it really can be anything.
I would suggest 10 posts and 7 days.
This gives the noob some time to search the forum for hat they came here for (7 days) and 10 posts is a good number to get a feel for the noob. if its random "I agree" posts and troll posts 10 is a good number for us to figure it out.
Sounds good. I just figure the least restriction possible to get the job done. We can always make it tougher later if we must.....

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