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Post by Kurt_ » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:32 pm

Well as a way to cut back useless posts and much of the spam, I suggest somebody puts a post limit (Can be done with a mod) to either everyone's account or just those abusing their post limit (Like atari's 17 per day). I think the limit should be around 10 or so.

Is this a good idea at all?

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Post by Sir Games-A-Lot » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:41 pm

What if people make useful replies in multiple forums though? I think it would work good if it could be made 10 posts per forum instead of for all of them, but that might not be technically feasible.
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Post by Sword_Gun » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:43 pm

Well what if someones writing a report and needs like alotta feedback, and those feedback needs replies? I dont think This is a good idea at all, as people who make a lot of USEFUL posts will feel limited.

This would be a good as a punishment, but not an overall.
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Post by slimjimmy » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:49 pm

It's a good idea to make post limits for those who post uselessly (atari2600a for example).

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Post by usbcd36 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:10 pm

Kurt_ wrote:Is this a good idea at all?
In my opinion, no.

Sometimes when I have a free day, I spend it all on forums. Keep in mind, a "day" goes from about 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM.

I think that a few years ago, I was up to about 25 or 30 posts a day when I had nothing else to do. Interpret them as you may, but I don't believe any to be spam.
Sword_Gun wrote:This would be a good as a punishment, but not an overall.
Maybe as probationary measures (if you're on the List for spamming…).

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Post by Xiro » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:48 pm

well it is incredibly obvious that all of this is towards atari2600, and why punish everyone when you could limit just him.

I'm not against limiting some, but dont do it to everyone.
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Post by Kurt_ » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:40 pm

Points taken.

However, the mod is for single user accounts anyways.

Here's what I was looking at:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... ight=limit
Limit Posts Per Day wrote: This does not limit the posts to a 24 hour period, but rather a single day.
24 would probably be easier
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Post by cowsgoquack101 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:41 pm

Well fi it was 10 per day, Skyone would be over the limit (10.24) but he puts out plenty of useful facts and information.

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Post by Skyone » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:44 pm

cowsgoquack101 wrote:Well fi it was 10 per day, Skyone would be over the limit (10.24) but he puts out plenty of useful facts and information.
Thanks! Just like this post:

You see, I don't go around posting: "YOU MAKE FBI AGENT SAD."

Sword_Gun is right, it would make best as a punishment, not for every user.

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Post by MaDnEsS » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:37 pm

what eva happend to the dont play mod rule :lol: im breaking it right now 8)

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Post by atari2600a » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:39 pm

It was actually "federal agent"...

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Post by daguuy » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:50 pm

it's completely un-nessesary. maybe it could be a punishment for spammers but if it affects everybody then no way.
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Post by sgtpepper » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:27 pm

atari2600a wrote:It was actually "federal agent"...
That is ridiculously irrelavent and spammy... :?

I think post-limiting should be a punishment for people who have trouble with spamming as exemplified here:

My current postings-
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Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:33 pm

I've posted more than him, yet I joined 1 day after. I have like, 9 per day or something. looks at sig... Does anyone(excluding sam fisher) think I spam :?:
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Post by vskid » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:58 pm

ShockSlayer wrote:I've posted more than him, yet I joined 1 day after. I have like, 9 per day or something. looks at sig... Does anyone(excluding sam fisher) think I spam :?:
You came a month before, he came in July, you in June.

I've been here about a year and a half and just broke 1000 posts a couple days ago. Some others that signed up after me have more posts, but thats fine, I just like to help where I'm needed and most of those with more posts than me think the same thing.
My personal rule for posting is that it has to really matter, if its just to say "haha" at a joke, I usually don't post, or I talk about other stuff along with it. I just have to know that my post will be useful, as I'm a slow typer and its not worth my time to spam.
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