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    Help Just an idea

    just want to flag this up to get opinions.

    I was considering introducing an additional user level to say 50 posts before members can access the private message system, personalised avatars and a few other things this will save resources or alternatively increase the posts from 10 to 20 when a new member has the ability to use additional features and view links.

    Just an idea so any and all suggestions welcome

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    Default Re: Just an idea

    If it discourages lechers then that can only be a good thing.
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    Default Re: Just an idea

    I think it's got to be worth trying it. If a new member is genuine they won't mind they jumping through hoops.

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    Default Re: Just an idea

    Don't see a problem, they sign up to read threads so shouldn't prevent new sign ups and helps with load.


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    Default Re: Just an idea

    Makes sense and would mean there's a good chance folks would get bored of writing one word posts well before they get to 50!

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    Yep I like the first idea but maybe set to 30 should still eg enough to put off idiots but not to far that a genuine member isn't put off

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    Yep, works for me. . . .
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    The 20 post limit certainly! 10 is far too easy to hit quickly, 20 they will get very bored with very quickly if they are only here to leech...
    You should them purge accounts that were created on Date X and have less than 20 posts in the space of 6 months to a year?
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    Default Re: Just an idea

    50 is a bit high. 25 or 30 might be better.

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    Why not just make the site private until they sign up ?

    The biggest problem is that when you search Now tv it brings up the Proof of concept which causes an influx of noobs wanting the delicious goodies...

    IMO opinion the site needs fresh blood and some of the noobs although wanted to boost there post count did have some info that interesting.

    The site needs new blood otherwise it will end up with the average twenty - thirty regulars that already post.

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    Default Re: Just an idea

    If the general consensus is to increase the new member post limit before they can move to the DF Member group then what I can do is increase that so say 20 posts from 10 posts then leave restrict the new members posting limit to 9 a day which means even if someone post count spams and slips through it would still take 3/4 days for them to gain access to links and PM other users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroner View Post
    Why not just make the site private until they sign up ?
    Not really an option as it would then disappear from the search engines making the long term future bleak

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroner View Post
    Why not just make the site private until they sign up ?

    The biggest problem is that when you search Now tv it brings up the Proof of concept which causes an influx of noobs wanting the delicious goodies...

    IMO opinion the site needs fresh blood and some of the noobs although wanted to boost there post count did have some info that interesting.

    The site needs new blood otherwise it will end up with the average twenty - thirty regulars that already post.
    It's not as simple as that, most members signing up just sink beneath the surface and never or rarely post, there are two of you in this thread!! Now that's your prerogative but if you want more than the usual suspects posting we need contributing members NOT lurkers, all forums have them but it's the contributors who make the forum work, apart from anything else members who never or rarely post are unlikely to be paid up, VIP members or even donators, sorry to bring it back to the venal matter of money but hey, without it the forum continues to be largely supported by one person.

    forum
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      a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Bouncer View Post
    If the general consensus is to increase the new member post limit before they can move to the DF Member group then what I can do is increase that so say 20 posts from 10 posts then leave restrict the new members posting limit to 9 a day which means even if someone post count spams and slips through it would still take 3/4 days for them to gain access to links and PM other users.

    This is the best idea, if it takes them a few days to reach that number of posts, im sure they would soon get bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    It's not as simple as that, most members signing up just sink beneath the surface and never or rarely post, there are two of you in this thread!! Now that's your prerogative but if you want more than the usual suspects posting we need contributing members NOT lurkers, all forums have them but it's the contributors who make the forum work, apart from anything else members who never or rarely post are unlikely to be paid up, VIP members or even donators, sorry to bring it back to the venal matter of money but hey, without it the forum continues to be largely supported by one person.

    forum
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      a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.


    This is just my opinion..

    Forums are a dying breed over recent years, in the hey day they were buzzing because they had lots to offer. DF has suffered just like the rest. 2003 when i joined DF along with the thoic etc was one of the major players but when it became visible to the "corporate big boys" it couldn't offer what it once did.

    and me being a lurker, i know it's not good but i visit here nearly every day and have done since i joined in 2003.

    Catch 22 if you want more than regulars posting then you have to let the noobs in, and lets be honest the noobs don't get the nicest of welcomes... yes not reading the pms etc is their fault but regulars giviving them the "shut the door" "bye" isn't going to help.

    As for cost etc, the biggest problem is yes the latest VB looks nice, but everything here on DF is available from a google search why would noobs pay to become a VIP ?

    No of the above is a dig, it's just the way i see it. DF does have a great community (even macmilm)
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    Great idea, Forums are what you put into them, some days I sit and watch and read other days I contribute or comment, that's Forums, now Goldberg......that's a different story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kroner View Post
    This is just my opinion.. Forums are a dying breed over recent years, in the hey day they were buzzing because they had lots to offer. DF has suffered just like the rest.
    Totally agree and I don't think there is any argument, for me it's a real shame everything seems to have moved to places like Facebook but that is the reality and I have no doubt things will change as they always have but if that involves people moving back to forums that I am not sure of, I guess it is what it is and at this time the forum is doing ok and as long as there is an active user base it will remain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesser View Post
    Great idea, Forums are what you put into them, some days I sit and watch and read other days I contribute or comment, that's Forums, now Goldberg......that's a different story!
    Took 16 posts before I was mentioned.. It is either this place or Heroin and I cannot afford Heroin - Happy to set up a Paypal fund though if you want to contribute.
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    I'm amazed it was 16!

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    Default Re: Just an idea

    As long as it doesn't encourage spamming then good idea.

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