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?
And how is this actually going to reduce their activity?
Because they can't participate until their probation period is over? Not sure how much more straightforward I could explain it?
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...
It's a regular suggestion. HP regularly ignores it.
Obviously they feel that annoying trolls create value.
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..
I think active moderation and banning by IP address would be a hundred times better than gagging new members.
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