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    Default A trolling question for LuckyLu...................

    .....................as she is the only one who ever takes a query on board and follows it through to the point where an answer/explanation is actually offered .

    With regard trolling,and the repetitive scenario where 95% of it is done by new users who have just registered.

    Why are posts from new users not moderated for a probabtion period? (I suspect the answer will be that the threads can not flow freely if some posts get introduced later on)

    If that's the case......................................why are new posters not restricted from posting for a period of say 5 days?
    If they are restricted initially ,yet on day 5 they begin trolling, they can be banned and any new username will again have to wait out a 5 day period.

    Even if they make up 5 usernames on day 1 so they have some in reserve.......they will still get bored very quickly with constantly having to keep registering and creating multiple email accounts to register same,if they have to keep waiting to use them ,yet get banned as soon as they misuse them.

    Am I missing something blatantly obvious

    I await the answer that sheds some light on the above (or puts me back in my box)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xagerate View Post
    .....................as she is the only one who ever takes a query on board and follows it through to the point where an answer/explanation is actually offered .

    With regard trolling,and the repetitive scenario where 95% of it is done by new users who have just registered.

    Why are posts from new users not moderated for a probabtion period? (I suspect the answer will be that the threads can not flow freely if some posts get introduced later on)

    If that's the case......................................why are new posters not restricted from posting for a period of say 5 days?
    If they are restricted initially ,yet on day 5 they begin trolling, they can be banned and any new username will again have to wait out a 5 day period.

    Even if they make up 5 usernames on day 1 so they have some in reserve.......they will still get bored very quickly with constantly having to keep registering and creating multiple email accounts to register same,if they have to keep waiting to use them ,yet get banned as soon as they misuse them.

    Am I missing something blatantly obvious

    I await the answer that sheds some light on the above (or puts me back in my box)
    So your solution is to hire more people to monitor messages. Everything comes down to cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shyguyshyguy12 View Post
    So your solution is to hire more people to monitor messages. Everything comes down to cost.
    No, a simple mechanism can be put into the website forcing those restrictions. I think having a limit of say one original thread per week for 30 days is good as well. None of this requires extra mods.

    The wrong answer is "why would we need to do that, everything is fine and everyone is happy, there are no trolls here"

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    Quote Originally Posted by xagerate View Post
    .....................as she is the only one who ever takes a query on board and follows it through to the point where an answer/explanation is actually offered .

    With regard trolling,and the repetitive scenario where 95% of it is done by new users who have just registered.

    Why are posts from new users not moderated for a probabtion period? (I suspect the answer will be that the threads can not flow freely if some posts get introduced later on)

    If that's the case......................................why are new posters not restricted from posting for a period of say 5 days?
    If they are restricted initially ,yet on day 5 they begin trolling, they can be banned and any new username will again have to wait out a 5 day period.

    Even if they make up 5 usernames on day 1 so they have some in reserve.......they will still get bored very quickly with constantly having to keep registering and creating multiple email accounts to register same,if they have to keep waiting to use them ,yet get banned as soon as they misuse them.

    Am I missing something blatantly obvious

    I await the answer that sheds some light on the above (or puts me back in my box)
    While it is great to see Lu back & as you say she does follow things up it has been Doc that has banned the vast majority of these trolls recently so I think that he deserves a special mention.

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    Morning Sleepy Heads,

    I think there is sense in what you are saying.
    Let me please enquire what can be done and I will get back to you with more info.
    I like the idea in restricting access, especially outside the main hours.

    And yes, Dr Love needs a special mentioning here, he did not think twice and used the ban hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xagerate View Post
    .....................as she is the only one who ever takes a query on board and follows it through to the point where an answer/explanation is actually offered .

    With regard trolling,and the repetitive scenario where 95% of it is done by new users who have just registered.

    Why are posts from new users not moderated for a probabtion period? (I suspect the answer will be that the threads can not flow freely if some posts get introduced later on)

    If that's the case......................................why are new posters not restricted from posting for a period of say 5 days?
    If they are restricted initially ,yet on day 5 they begin trolling, they can be banned and any new username will again have to wait out a 5 day period.

    Even if they make up 5 usernames on day 1 so they have some in reserve.......they will still get bored very quickly with constantly having to keep registering and creating multiple email accounts to register same,if they have to keep waiting to use them ,yet get banned as soon as they misuse them.

    Am I missing something blatantly obvious

    I await the answer that sheds some light on the above (or puts me back in my box)

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    OK,

    I have put the following request for the IT, my colleague who it the Top Master in the forums area told me this this should be achievable, (considering his current workload), within, let's say a week?

    The aim: to limit the trolling on the website and the 10 posts rush by the newly registered users only.
    The proposal: To set up a formula on the forums, that if your number of post < 11 (0 to 10) the first 10 posts need to be approved before publishing by a moderator.
    But once somebody has posted 10 times, becomes a Registered User and can posts freely, which means that post 11 and + will appear with no delays.

    TA DA!

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    its clear a lot of you guys have nothing else to do, too much time on your hands,
    As you know it costs money to moderate and the mods got other issues to deal with. You got to take some responsibility yourselves and stop acting like children.
    I read that thread yesterday but you guys made it into a mountain because you decided to entertain this troublemaker by replying but yous never learn but yet complain after and expect this and that to be done..
    It was shut down quick enough but would there been as much talk about it if yous just had left it alone and kept your noses out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballsup View Post
    its clear a lot of you guys have nothing else to do, too much time on your hands,
    As you know it costs money to moderate and the mods got other issues to deal with. You got to take some responsibility yourselves and stop acting like children.
    I read that thread yesterday but you guys made it into a mountain because you decided to entertain this troublemaker by replying but yous never learn but yet complain after and expect this and that to be done..
    It was shut down quick enough but would there been as much talk about it if yous just had left it alone and kept your noses out.
    Except for the fact that this happens all the time and us taking responsibility for ourselves does not stop it.
    Last edited by ClarkKent; 09-06-16 at 09:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarkKent View Post
    Except for the fact that this happens all the time and us taking responsibility for ourselves does not stop it.
    its not as common now as it used to be, taking responsibility will curtail it greatly as trolls post simply to get reactions and they achieved their goal yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyLu View Post
    OK,

    I have put the following request for the IT, my colleague who it the Top Master in the forums area told me this this should be achievable, (considering his current workload), within, let's say a week?

    The aim: to limit the trolling on the website and the 10 posts rush by the newly registered users only.
    The proposal: To set up a formula on the forums, that if your number of post < 11 (0 to 10) the first 10 posts need to be approved before publishing by a moderator.
    But once somebody has posted 10 times, becomes a Registered User and can posts freely, which means that post 11 and + will appear with no delays.

    TA DA!
    That makes no sense whatsoever. omg

    That won't work but at least you are being forced to do something, that's kinda cool
    Last edited by OutKast; 09-06-16 at 09:32.

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