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Originally posted by Wowbagger
reply to post by On the level
I completely agree with this. A delay before posting would be effective in detering trolls, as well as over enthusiastic kids who have just heard about a subject and feel that they has found THE truth and they have to push it on to everyone else on the site.
That being said, I think 3 month is too much. maybe a couple of weeks, a month at most.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
How about members just alert staff to threads and posts that violate the T&C.
Originally posted by xynephadyn
Well if the OP is thinking of the same troller i am thinking of- the wackjob troller who had several threads this week having to do with the nwo, a ufo in london, and his dog- then I totally get where your coming from. Its frustrating. And I can agree with you. I too get really irritated reading what seems to me to be like "elementary" "is this an alien" type of threads like nearly every day now because ATS is becoming more and more popular and if people would just use the friggin search feature or if they werent permitted to just create threads at will they wouldnt just waste bandwidth.
I guess its at the owners discretion. I mean- if they want new members wasting bandwidth on pointless threads on trollers and new members asking "is this an alien" about an alien picture from 2005 that has well over 200 pages on ATS designated to it then that is their decision, not ours.
If it were up to me, Id say- for SURE- we need to have a new member training camp as it were. Complete with training videos teaching new members how to embed youtube videos and pictures into their threads because god knows the information threads dont do the trick. I am SO SICK and tired of new members who cant figure it out. And atleast a 30 days waiting period before they can start their own thread. Just my opinion of course.
There are a lot of redilculous threads, and threads where the title has horrible grammar, misspelling, or is entirely misleading
Originally posted by TNTarheel
[I don't know that a 3 month wait would help too awfully much; I've seen nonsense "threads" introduced as posts to an established topic. I've also seen where, in my opinion (after some detective work), the same person is conversing with themselves within a thread (think Bernie).