Implimenting post count requirements before allowing one to start a new thread

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by mgartner0622, May 19, 2011.

  1. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    What does the community think about implimenting some sort of minimum post count before a new MacRumors member can start a new thread?
    I realize there would be complications to this, however it would probably help cut down the number of spam posts, and other questions that are repeated daily, if not hourly.
    I'm just wondering the response to this. Some other forums I have belonged to in the past, especially car related ones, have required something like 25 posts before allowing a member to start new threads.
     
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    A big group of people who join this forum need help. Therefore it's extremely likely they're going to start a new thread for a problem they have. Restricting this would be bad for the community I think.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It's not the newbies posts I have issues with, it's the people who've been here for a while. :D
     
  4. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    And it will start a trend of hijacking threads since they can start their own.
     
  5. mgartner0622, May 19, 2011
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    mgartner0622 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True, I hadn't thought of that. Plus to the people that actually have a reasonable question, it would not be fair.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Rather have a limit to number of threads they can post as newbies per day.
     
  7. mgartner0622, May 19, 2011
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    mgartner0622 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I do agree with sammich's post regarding a limit on threads newbies can post per day. This would probably cut down on spam threads, and so called "trolls".
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how about a post limit and time requirement for site feedback section:D
     

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