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VelCrow
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10/20/2014 3:03:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Tbh those spambots are getting really annoying. Is it possible for us to put a restriction to create topics in forum? Similar if not the same restriction as for voting rights.

We could create a new forum titled "Public" or something that all members can post without restriction. But to create topics in the other forums require members to complete non forfeited debates.

Just my 2 cents. What do you guys think?
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10/20/2014 9:26:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/20/2014 3:03:09 AM, VelCrow wrote:
Tbh those spambots are getting really annoying. Is it possible for us to put a restriction to create topics in forum? Similar if not the same restriction as for voting rights.

We could create a new forum titled "Public" or something that all members can post without restriction. But to create topics in the other forums require members to complete non forfeited debates.

Just my 2 cents. What do you guys think?

That's a great idea. Don't know if you can actually program "restrictions" though?
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10/20/2014 12:42:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/20/2014 3:03:09 AM, VelCrow wrote:
Tbh those spambots are getting really annoying. Is it possible for us to put a restriction to create topics in forum? Similar if not the same restriction as for voting rights.

We could create a new forum titled "Public" or something that all members can post without restriction. But to create topics in the other forums require members to complete non forfeited debates.

Just my 2 cents. What do you guys think?

I crossed my mind. I assume the option has been considered, but I can ask.
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10/20/2014 2:46:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/20/2014 3:03:09 AM, VelCrow wrote:
Tbh those spambots are getting really annoying. Is it possible for us to put a restriction to create topics in forum? Similar if not the same restriction as for voting rights.

We could create a new forum titled "Public" or something that all members can post without restriction. But to create topics in the other forums require members to complete non forfeited debates.

Just my 2 cents. What do you guys think?

I had an idea that new member cannot make threads until they have been a member for 5 days. That would get rid of most of this stuff.
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Cermank
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10/20/2014 2:52:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I don't know if its possible, but if there's a specific time limit you need to adhere to before making a new topic, that might help with stalin-esque bots too. Like you need to wait for 15 minutes after making a thread to make another thread.

The reddit system of upvoting/ downvoting would be pretty cool too.
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10/20/2014 2:54:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The option's been discussed, but I am not sure what precise actions are pending to fight the spam bot problem.
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