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Discussion in 'Website Help, Feedback & Suggestions' started by bob dylan, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is is possible that all new members who sign up to Silvertails only be allowed to make 1 post on the day they sign up maybe only to the Welcome and Introductions Forum.

    We are going to get hammered when/if we get beaten in the next three weeks.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have thought about this, but decided its a hindrance to people that do want to actually contribute. For every troll we are also getting a bunch of new members. Making it more difficult to post is not the answer. The answer is for people to ignore the trolls.

    We are working hard at keeping them to a minimum and removing their voice as soon as is possible. It is however a large and difficult task, so please bear with us, and do you best to just ignore the troublemakers.

    We need to remember we have a lot of members who are perhaps not as technologically savvy as the rest, and placing road blocks in their way to sharing their thoughts and comments is ultimately not going to help the issue.

    Lets just keep talking footy and keep talking Manly and foster the atmosphere and community that we want to be a part of, free of hatred and vilification and then that will simply spread.

    The leadership team are doing a fantastic job at a thankless task so far
     
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    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well, it's thankless 'cause we dunno who they are!

    :p

    On another note.... the list of who's online at the tops of the forums has disappeared.

    Something I did, or you guys?
    @[Daniel]
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks Dan, all good points and answers my question 100%.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Something I did, it adds overheads to the pageload times and I thought looked a little ugly.

    I will get a team page up for the leadership team so you know who they are but roughly

    ManlyBacker
    Jatz Cracker
    Jethro
    niccipops
    Fro
    Chip & Chase
    Clontaago
    Canteen Worker
    Matabele
    Kiwi Eagle

    I think that's everyone
     
  7. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cheers for that. Most of the time I am on, I'm almost all alone anyway as aust needs it's sleep.

    Plus - my thanks to the guys and gals of the above list! :)
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and you are the one that needs the most regulating too...we need to fix this. Thought Police get in here.

    :) j/k
     
  9. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hahahaha

    *the revolution is now brothers*

    ooops.

    Feels weird not seeing who is on but I understand the 'programming'
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I think a vote to kick troll button could be handy and after x amount of votes a moderator would review and if found to be trolling just boot

    Report is to much effort for most
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    People consistently post and whinge about the trolls and reply to them, yet reporting the posts is too much effort? That's fairly flawed logic. The onus isn't on us to constantly monitor everyone
     
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  12. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought reporting a troll = 1 click of a button? That's not too much effort.

    What stops me is when I know there's an obv troll but hasn't been too bad (yet) I tend to let them be.

    I don't know whether its kosher to report them when they go "we're gunna beat you lol @ manly" -because I usually don't when they just do that. I'm prob going to post gifs of ban hammers or;

    When they obv cross the line then everyone usually reports them anyway.

    Dan's right, it's not up to his onus to monitor us, that's the Govt's job!
     
  13. Clint

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    Whats the go with the total random posts from new members.
    The post above for example and susanlewis?? audrey someone is another.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    These are spammers, their goal is to get in, put what sounds like a normal post in and get the link put into the post. Basically the idea is permanently get a link on a high PR site like ours.

    So anytime you see them please report them and I will get rid of them
     
  15. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ok mate.
    They appear to lob into the "welcome & introductions" area first.

    I will keep an eye out.
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah that is where I pick them up.

    The reason they post in there first is due to post restrictions on the other forums. They need to have 2 posts before posting in other forums and need several posts before their signature appears
     

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