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Old 01-02-07, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default 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, its a security feature they use over there to help cut down on the one-post-wonders we lovingly refer to as ****ing spammers!!!!

Their boards are built on vBulletin as well, so perhaps its 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?
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Old 01-02-07, 12:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: 10-post minimum to post links?

AVS forum does the same thing. Except they have a 5 post minimum to post links.
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Old 01-02-07, 12:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: 10-post minimum to post links?

Thats an excellent idea.

I'm all for it.

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.
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Me three.
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Old 01-02-07, 01:59 PM   #5
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<walks into the room - 'Hey, voting, cool!!' - jumps on the bandwagon>

I'll give it an AYE.
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Old 01-02-07, 01:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: 10-post minimum to post links?

I agree,but make it ten posts.
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Old 01-02-07, 02:03 PM   #7
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Agreed, at least 10 posts, or more.
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I vote for 10 posts as well.
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I vote for 10 posts as well.
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Old 01-02-07, 03:42 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-02-07, 03:48 PM   #11
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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.
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I'll support this.
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