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  1. Subscribermoonbus
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    09 Dec '19 19:14
    @kewpie said
    Just completing a game wouldn't be enough, 3 moves and a resignation wouldn't take long.
    There is the recent case of @Dariusz, who started a thread with two initial posts, then disapparrated, having started one game which he timed-out after two moves. I'm guessing that is the sort of thing Russ wants to see less of. I don't think it's about the content of the threads; I think it's probably more about cluttering up server memory with dummy accounts.
  2. Subscribermoonbus
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    09 Dec '19 19:15
    @handyandy said
    How about completing one game and donating a pint of blood?
    Make that a pint of Guinness, and you're on !
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Quiz Master
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    09 Dec '19 22:41
    @moonbus said
    300 is too many. I've made 81 moves so far this month.
    I've made zero moves this month.
    My point is that when you come to RHP it is to play chess.
    The forums are an added bonus that you gradually get into.

    Anyone who wants to post straight away is, in my opinion,
    almost certainly someone using a second account.
  4. Donationmwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
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    10 Dec '19 02:31
    How about this?

    A new member CAN use the help forum immediately. However, they CANNOT use the rest of the forum until they have completed 20 rated games AND have been a member for one month.
  5. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    10 Dec '19 11:11
    @mwmiller said
    How about this?

    A new member CAN use the help forum immediately. However, they CANNOT use the rest of the forum until they have completed 20 rated games AND have been a member for one month.
    Should we have a vote on this?
  6. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
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    10 Dec '19 14:08
    @kewpie said
    Should we have a vote on this?
    I am in favour
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    11 Dec '19 23:18
    RHP is not a democracy. It's a Russtopia.
  8. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    12 Dec '19 01:39
    @moonbus said
    RHP is not a democracy. It's a Russtopia.
    Sure it is, but Russ tends to respond when a lobby group appears and the idea is reasonable.
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    12 Dec '19 06:58
    @kewpie said
    Sure it is, but Russ tends to respond when a lobby group appears and the idea is reasonable.
    He's our philosopher king.
  10. Subscriberdivegeester
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    10 Jan '20 20:26
    @russ said
    To hinder spammers and multi-account abusers of the forums, a minimum of 10 moves is now required before you can create a new thread or post to the forums.

    The exception is the help forum, which remains open to anyone. Also, in the rare occurrence that someone becomes a subscriber within 10 moves, they too can post freely.
    Well done.
  11. Subscriberketchuplover
    Isolated Pawn
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    11 Jan '20 17:38
    @moonbus said
    He's our philosopher king.
    The inmate I am playing is Rusty King 😲
  12. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
    Treat Everyone Equal
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    12 Jan '20 13:07
    @wolfgang59 said
    I've made zero moves this month.
    My point is that when you come to RHP it is to play chess.
    The forums are an added bonus that you gradually get into.

    Anyone who wants to post straight away is, in my opinion,
    almost certainly someone using a second account.
    Or there is also a chance they have been here before under another name.

    Some know too much of what has happened in the past to be new members.

    Doesn't have to be a second account old one could be gone and they could be starting new one.

    Perhaps Russ secret tweak will work, lets see what happens.

    -VR
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