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View Full Version : Minimum posts for replying in the 'Web Projects' forums



MattF
03-18-2010, 02:13 PM
Is there actually a minimum limit for replying to, (not creating), a thread in the titled section? Seems like there are always a notable number of posters in there who appear extremely new and spammy. Would it not be better to place a token limit on posters before they can reply to threads in there?

It's probably been asked before, but what the heck. :D

oracleguy
03-18-2010, 03:29 PM
If you posts that look "spammy", use the "report this post" feature and it will let us know and a moderator will come take a look.

MattF
03-18-2010, 04:55 PM
Will do.

MattF
03-23-2010, 01:05 AM
Take this one as an example:

http://codingforums.com/member.php?u=93675

Registers and jumps straight into the web projects section. Even if some of these are legit, surely it would make more sense to force them to post at least N many useful|helpful posts in the normal forums to at least prove they're legitimate before they just start trying to (spam|con) people in the projects forums. I'm not saying that this specific user might not be legit, but they are just a prime example of what I mean. An unknown which seems dubious at first glance and jumps straight in.

WA
03-23-2010, 01:45 AM
Take this one as an example:

http://codingforums.com/member.php?u=93675

Registers and jumps straight into the web projects section. Even if some of these are legit, surely it would make more sense to force them to post at least N many useful|helpful posts in the normal forums to at least prove they're legitimate before they just start trying to (spam|con) people in the projects forums. I'm not saying that this specific user might not be legit, but they are just a prime example of what I mean. An unknown which seems dubious at first glance and jumps straight in.

In this case I actually deleted all the member's posts and told him to use the pm system instead for generic responses in the Web Projects forum. That is one of the rules actually:


# To respondents, avoid replying to a thread with a short generic response like "pm sent" as much as possible. It is pointless and clutters up the screen.
# To respondents, don't reply to a work request with a summary of your resume. If you're not willing to spend the time to at least read the request and respond specifically to the request, then don't reply. The Web Projects forum isn't a place to get your resume/ portfolio posted on as many threads as possible, it's for the direct, human interaction between coder and client. Members who blanket the forums with their resume replies will be treated as spammers and banned.

So while new users are allowed to post in the Web Projects forums, their posts will be scrutinized just like anyone else's- more so in reality- for anything spammy.

MattF
03-23-2010, 02:46 AM
I'd never bothered reading the rules. :D I can see the report button is most likely going to be busy from here on in, judging by that rule. :D

MattF
03-30-2010, 05:51 PM
Several possibilities from one thread:

http://codingforums.com/showpost.php?p=930978&postcount=4
http://codingforums.com/showpost.php?p=937095&postcount=6
http://codingforums.com/showpost.php?p=937539&postcount=7


I still think a minimum post count is the way to go, but that's just me... :D



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