Originally posted by nemesioYou also earn a rec, not cuz you rec'd me.... Your second post is good because why does any newbie need to post 10 posts or more in a day? If a new user realized they get 10 posts per day... we might avoid posts like this one...
That last post gets my rec. I would still limit the number of posts to 10 before 250 moves or one week of membership. Newbies do have legitimate questions (most of which are answered in the help stuff, but still we shouldn't discourage t ...[text shortened]... n they are just being lazy...the site isn't that hard.
Originally posted by Phlabibitalas as I replied in the general forum: very easily circumnavigatable. But perhaps that is not an issue if it stops pc-illiterate trolls.
I'll paste this here also, from general forums....
I was thinking a simple one also.... I don't think it should be based on your number of chess moves... Some poeple have honest questions they might need to ask in the forums before ...[text shortened]... would have stopped the crappy problem today, no problem.
Originally posted by ToeSome good ideas there. I think the delay post is a good idea for newbies also... wait for a mod to read it BEFORE it goes to public! Let the newbies know this will change once they have been at the site and become trusted.
As one can't really stop the troll, Phlab is right that slow-em down is the route to go.
emails and ISP numbers can all be masked by those that know how, but most don't and so it would hassle most potential trolls.
'newbie' status: (first 2 weeks or after 250 moves)
Can send 10 messages / day (either by rhp internal or rhp email)
max. ...[text shortened]... actively post, disappears after 2 weeks, and inhibits a bit of trolling, but not much really.
Originally posted by nemesioTrue, true, true... there are times of day when no mods are around for hours!
Here's my concern about this last idea:
The number of PEOPLE doing obnoxious posts is small, even if the number of posts isn't. But, the number of new people joining and posting in ernest might require more moderation than the trollers.
And, imagine being new and being confused (c'mon, you were there once). Imagine you are having a problem and you ...[text shortened]... lers to be obnoxious, while 2) Still allows newbies to interact in a reasonable way.