Originally posted by nemesioI think that's an exellent suggestion. If we implement that along with a code of conduct for moderators, which I've posted on in the general forum, I think we could avoid many of the recurring problems we've experienced.
Recently, a person who obviously wanted to cause trouble joined the site, made two moves then
complained about how bad the site was. This person clearly had no interest in learning about the
site and, I would guess, simply wanted to cause trouble, which he did.
This raises the question: who should be allowed to post. People in the past have suggeste ...[text shortened]... ng
150 moves would be irritating enough for most pesty people.
What do you think?
Originally posted by David TebbI am with Dave on this one.Also check the suggestions in the general forum.Bennett certainly started an interesting and much needed thread.Well done Bennett.
The problem with this idea is that the kind of people it's designed to deterr, will simply join up under several nicknames and play lots of bogus games against themselves. We have too much of this sort of thing going on already, without encouraging it.
Or imagine a couple of kids joining at the same time, They could play a blitz match and knock out ...[text shortened]... 's wrong with my idea of making people wait at least a month before they can post?
What's wrong with my idea of making people wait at least a month before they can post?as I said before dave, that would deter the one time spammer, but not the determined flammer. I was tempted to create a character called "sleeper" and post an (obviously fake) flame one month later to show that anyone could get around this if they were determined enough. If that character gets banned, suddenly sleeper 2 & sleeper 3 appear. Plus this would deter newbis from joining the community. Plus, a lot of the trouble isn't caused by newbis coming and and casting stones - it's old timers picking fights with each other over long help grudges.
Originally posted by ChessNutNo! When you are new and you want to be perhaps a pawnstar one day you'd like to read the postings... then you want to answer a posting. or you want to wish something (as I like to do in this forum ) or you simply want to ask and know something. There should be a least some forums open: Help / Site ideas ...
... only pawn stars can post. Bryan
Originally posted by schweigiIn fact this is a featur I don't know how to use: If there is somthing I want to bring to Russ' mind, I can send an email or hope he reads it. Just a click is "too easy" for me: if everybody does so, then he recives perhaps 1000 mails in one hours when the guy (above) posted...
... and you can always alert a moderator, if you don't like what you see.
Originally posted by thireIf you see a post which you find offensive you can click on the Alert Moderator button. Nothing will happen as far as you can see but any moderator that is logged on or when one does log on will see that a post has been alerted. They will then look at the post and decide if it needs to be removed. Often there doesn't actually seem to be anything wrong with alerted posts... we suspect that this is because people are clicking the button by mistake.
In fact this is a featur I don't know how to use: If there is somthing I want to bring to Russ' mind, I can send an email or hope he reads it. Just a click is "too easy" for me: if everybody does so, then he recives perhaps 1000 mails in one hours when the guy (above) posted...
when is the ALERT to use??
Originally posted by thireNo? I didn't say they couldn't READ the post. Hehehe...
No! When you are new and you want to be perhaps a pawnstar one day you'd like to read the postings...
Originally posted by David TebbI have to confess that I respectfully disagree with Mr Tebb on this point. I think that while we have
My original suggestion was that everyone should pay a fee or subscription, if they wished to continue using the site after a one month free trial period.