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September 27, 2012 2:26:35 PM

Folks,

I have a suggestion that may help alleviate some of the endless password, product key, and "free" driver requests.

Nearly all of these requests come from new users to the forums. Seems to me, all new users (with fewer than 5 posts?) who post with subjects that contain the words "password" or "product key" or "free driver", for example, could be flagged and immediately sent to the moderators for their scrutiny before the item gets posted.

This seems like a trivial set of logic to be enabled by the Webmeisters. Heck the logic could even look at the body of the message as well.

Lately, there have been piles of these postings and it really cheapens the Tom's experience.

Thoughts?

Thanks for your consideration.

v/r
Your Friendly Neighborhood COLGeek
September 27, 2012 10:13:17 PM

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I'm thinking of having some groups or friends, maybe clubs like they do on other sites like OCN...
just a suggestion.

I agree with your censorship @ COLGeek..

I thought it made sense by removing members from policing them and reporting to the moderators first.
September 27, 2012 10:13:42 PM

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what about these trolls that sit around and post like 300 - 400 times a day and gather like 1K in points daily.
there should be away to kick them off and make them go get a life..

just another random thought.

+1

[8-)

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September 27, 2012 11:44:19 PM

Quote:
I'm thinking of having some groups or friends, maybe clubs like they do on other sites like OCN...
just a suggestion.

I agree with your censorship @ COLGeek..

I think the clubs/groups suggestion has merit as well. Would allow for more exchanges amongst members on specific issues/topics.
September 28, 2012 2:33:51 AM

We only have 2 Clubs....
September 29, 2012 12:41:22 AM

I have removed the bickering from this thread and I don't want to see it again.
October 4, 2012 2:42:28 PM

You know, I really think that the idea I originally posted has merit. Not only would the many violations to the Tom's TOS get routed to mods first, it would reduce the number of snippy/snotty comments other forum members post when knuckleheads are asking for free product keys and ways to bypass security......
October 4, 2012 2:55:57 PM

Understood. I think we are on the second major site design since I joined in 2009. Adding some posting logic should be trivial for our webmasters.
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