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Time delayed forum participation

  1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    It's annoying that we have to have sock puppets in the forums.  They are no better than spam.  Why not have a probationary period of maybe a week before new members can start a thread in the forums?

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And how is this actually going to reduce their activity?

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
        PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Because they can't participate until their probation period is over?  Not sure how much more straightforward I could explain it?

        1. relache profile image86
          relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And again I ask, but how is that really going to stop their activity?

          A troll could create multiple personas all at once, and after a weeks time, they'd all be active, thus allowing that person to change accounts just as quickly as ever.  If they don't mind making new accounts under the current system, a time delay isn't actually going to stop anything...

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago
    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ah, someone else copied my idea before I'd even thought of it!  ;-)

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
        PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        (joke)

  3. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    It's a regular suggestion. HP regularly ignores it.

    Obviously they feel that annoying trolls create value.

  4. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    It's been discussed many times and a probationary period may help but also have a few hubs under their belt may make them think twice before starting any trouble. and putting their income in jeopardy..wink

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I think active moderation and banning by IP address would be a hundred times better than gagging new members.

 
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