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superklye 01-02-07 12:04 PM

10-post minimum to post links?
 
I was browsing the High-Def Digest forums and happened to come upon a thread in which a poster with fewer than 10 posts was unable to post links. Apparently, itís a security feature they use over there to help cut down on the one-post-wonders we lovingly refer to as ď****ing spammers!!!!Ē

Their boards are built on vBulletin as well, so perhaps itís a feature inherit in all vBulletin distributions and one that we could possibly look into in hopes of stopping at least SOME of the spam. Thoughts?

GamerGuyX 01-02-07 01:36 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
AVS forum does the same thing. Except they have a 5 post minimum to post links.

CaptNKILL 01-02-07 01:52 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
Thats an excellent idea.

I'm all for it. :thumbsup:

I vote for 5 posts though. That would cut down on spammers by a lot without causing problems for new users trying to post valid links.

DiscipleDOC 01-02-07 02:42 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
Me three.

Capt. Picard 01-02-07 02:59 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
<walks into the room - 'Hey, voting, cool!!' - jumps on the bandwagon>

I'll give it an AYE.

SH0DAN 01-02-07 02:59 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
I agree,but make it ten posts.

grey_1 01-02-07 03:03 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
Agreed, at least 10 posts, or more.

saturnotaku 01-02-07 04:27 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
I vote for 10 posts as well.

DiscipleDOC 01-02-07 04:30 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saturnotaku
I vote for 10 posts as well.

You bandwagon jumper you! :p

rewt 01-02-07 04:42 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
The thing is, once you take away the spammers ability to post links.. They just start copying/pasting and posting large amounts of data to the forum instead..

It would take more bandwidth to send entire contents of a page than it would to send a link.

superklye 01-02-07 04:48 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rewt
The thing is, once you take away the spammers ability to post links.. They just start copying/pasting and posting large amounts of data to the forum instead..

It would take more bandwidth to send entire contents of a page than it would to send a link.

Yeah, but having this restriction may prevent them from even trying. I say it's worth a shot to see if it's effective or not.

Marvel_us 01-02-07 04:52 PM

Re: 10-post minimum to post links?
 
I'll support this.:)


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