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Vaark
09-16-2009, 09:18 AM
Now that the season's under way, we're starting to see those trollish new threads popping up which either outright inflame or more cleverly provoke by the new poster pretending to be a fellow Fins fan. It's only going to get worse as the season progresses.

As a member of a number of different forums, I've observed that those with probationary membership policies are the ones which keep outright trollish mischief to a minimum. Specifically, the ones with a 20/20 or 30/30 (minimum # of posts/days as a member) requirement needed to lift probationary status, which includes the privilege of starting new threads, do at least a decent job of filtering out those who join just to be a nuisance.

If FH set up a 15/15 (days as member/min number of posts) requirement to start threads, we can at least sidestep the inflamatory posts of the most obvious trolls from teams we're playing in the upcoming 2 weeks.

If the new member is a legitimate Fin Fan, he/she will be here long beyond 15 days and in the meantime can voice their opinions and feelings on the myriad of existing threads covering everything down to Ross's hangnails.

Anyway, FWIW, that's my recommendation for keeping the main forum clean and focused.

MoFinz
09-16-2009, 10:32 AM
good idea

Chubby
09-16-2009, 12:20 PM
I second this, or third this, Is that even a word?
chubbs

Nublar7
09-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Now that the season's under way, we're starting to see those trollish new threads popping up which either outright inflame or more cleverly provoke by the new poster pretending to be a fellow Fins fan. It's only going to get worse as the season progresses.

As a member of a number of different forums, I've observed that those with probationary membership policies are the ones which keep outright trollish mischief to a minimum. Specifically, the ones with a 20/20 or 30/30 (minimum # of posts/days as a member) requirement needed to lift probationary status, which includes the privilege of starting new threads, do at least a decent job of filtering out those who join just to be a nuisance.

If FH set up a 15/15 (days as member/min number of posts) requirement to start threads, we can at least sidestep the inflamatory posts of the most obvious trolls from teams we're playing in the upcoming 2 weeks.

If the new member is a legitimate Fin Fan, he/she will be here long beyond 15 days and in the meantime can voice their opinions and feelings on the myriad of existing threads covering everything down to Ross's hangnails.

Anyway, FWIW, that's my recommendation for keeping the main forum clean and focused.We will consider this option. Thanks for the suggestion.

Clipse
09-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Great idea Vaark. I second this as well.

Ricky_Fan34
09-16-2009, 07:01 PM
I like the sound of this.

TheDon74
09-16-2009, 07:25 PM
That's a great idea!

kud
09-19-2009, 04:27 AM
That's entirely too low, make it a 100 posts and and/or a month as a member. But I like the idea, and would love for FH to eliminate some trolling.

rainmaker1313
09-19-2009, 09:18 PM
sign me up!

I say 100 posts before you can start a topic and the topic needs to be approved by a Mod before posted until they reach 300 posts!

DzakkH13
09-21-2009, 01:04 PM
I have seen this on a Cardinals Forum. They made me wait for a week before I could start a thread. It is a great idea and the mods need to take it into serious consideration.

PhinzN703
09-21-2009, 02:12 PM
Good suggestion Vaark. I fourth this motion :hi5:

Bumpus
09-30-2009, 09:43 AM
This might be the best idea that I've seen on here yet. :up:

Bumpus
09-30-2009, 11:41 PM
Hmmm ...



After reflecting upon this concept, I've come to the following conclusion:

I don't believe that the criteria for creating new topics should rest upon a # of posts or a duration of membership. I feel that we (as a rational community) should institute an IQ requirement. If your IQ is less than 110 then you should not be allowed to create threads. If your IQ is less than 90 then you should not be allowed to respond to threads. If your IQ is less than 70 then you are a Jets fan ...

... You know, something like that.

JCane
09-30-2009, 11:49 PM
I'd also like to recommend that a user's thread starting privileges be revoked should their reputation take a negative dip. Reputations could act as an Internet IQ. Your reputation is a direct reflection of who you are as a poster here at FinHeaven in the eyes of your peers. That is obvious. Most people who have terrible reputations are the people we are constantly hitting with infractions for the same reasons over and over.

Vaark
10-01-2009, 08:27 AM
Hmmm ...



After reflecting upon this concept, I've come to the following conclusion:

I don't believe that the criteria for creating new topics should rest upon a # of posts or a duration of membership. I feel that we (as a rational community) should institute an IQ requirement. If your IQ is less than 110 then you should not be allowed to create threads. If your IQ is less than 90 then you should not be allowed to respond to threads. If your IQ is less than 70 then you are a Jets fan ...

... You know, something like that.

actually, this was but one of several recommendations I had in mind...but probably the most practical one for heads more level than mine.

Here's another one I wish could be instituted web-wide:
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2009/10/2hn1dg8-1.jpg


And here's a more permanent solution to keep out the pestiest intra-conference trolls:
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2009/10/14dixrn-1.jpg

Finally Bumpus, I do like posting here so I'd hope the powers that be can waive the 90 IQ requirement in consideration for all the past crappy graphics I've littered the site with!

BobDole
10-03-2009, 03:17 AM
great idea. the main forum has been a little too nutty as of late. at least it would eliminate weirdos signing up and posting ridiculous porn - that was a little much.

Possum
10-03-2009, 03:53 AM
I'd also like to recommend that a user's thread starting privileges be revoked should their reputation take a negative dip. Reputations could act as an Internet IQ. Your reputation is a direct reflection of who you are as a poster here at FinHeaven in the eyes of your peers. That is obvious. Most people who have terrible reputations are the people we are constantly hitting with infractions for the same reasons over and over.
knowing my luck ill get bad rep for calling someone's mom a jets fan.

Kadiddlehopper
11-01-2009, 08:07 AM
What would be more welcome is a requirement to do a forum search before posting a new thread so we don't end up with nine threads about the same thing.

Vaark
01-04-2010, 07:35 AM
Take a look in the main board at this guy "Dolmet." He's mysteriously discovered FH, been here 2-3 days and has started at least 3 threads critical of Parcells, questioning Henne's courage and pimping for Thigpen.

The chances are great that he's a jest fan looking to stir the negative **** and do it in a psuedo-sincere way where true fans who tend to be contrarians are agreeing with him. Maybe I'm a born cynic but you don't just join coincidental to the Fins' last game unless there's something fishy (and not our good kind of "fishy") afoot.

I still don't understand how someone can come into FH and immediately have the privilege to start threads whenever and on whatever they want. Again, if someone is a legitimate fan who's found us late, with whatever axes to grind, there are enough related threads started by long-standing posters where he/she can air their thoughts or dissatisfaction as normal posts in many other places!

Hence the bump Admins and mods: 30 days AND 30 posts to begin threads!