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Yes, but what's a fair number? 4 15.38%
No 5 19.23%
Yes, 1 Thread per Day 3 11.54%
Yes, 10 threads per week 2 7.69%
Yes, 100 threads a month 2 7.69%
Yes, 5 threads a Day 4 15.38%
No, just don't respond to them and they'll die 7 26.92%
Depends on the poster 5 19.23%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2006, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Should The Admins Limit The Number Of Threads Posters Can Start?

It seems we've endured a plethora of "new" threads (old ideas, though) from certain posters. Should there be a limit on "new" threads posters can start?

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Yes, 100 threads a month
Depends on the poster

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This is an interesting question. I think 20 threads a week would be a pretty reasonable limit. On the other hand the board has seemed to regulate itself quite well. Serial thread starters/trolls like the current "Davenport,Seles" posters come, start a ton of mostly dopey threads, realize they are not receiving the desired attention, and leave. And when self-regulation fails, the admins usually step in. But i wouldn't be opposed to some sort of cap on thread-starting.
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at the moment 6 people have voted although it says 5 & each of the six are for different options, it says they're each at 20% lol that adds up to 120%!

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depends on the poster. i think most people are pretty good about not posting complete nonsense or wasting people's time with stuff that's been discussed over and over again. but i guess if people are silly enough to keep posting in those threads and discussing the same stuff over and ovre again there's no point limiting it. i'd support a limit on the number of threads you can post per hour though, some people just need to be slowed down.

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at the moment 6 people have voted although it says 5 & each of the six are for different options, it says they're each at 20% lol that adds up to 120%!
That's because it's a multiple choice poll. They are dividing it by the number of posters voted, but some posters voted multiple times. Thus the percentages won't add up to 100%.

Rather then comparing each one and adding them up to 100% a multplie choice compares the option to itself. Like each option is a yes or no, poll. I hope that makes sense.
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Depends on the poster.

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I think it's a case of, make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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"Yes, but what's a fair number?"
"Depends on the poster "

What's a fair number? I guess vogus and PaulieM said it best, with 20 a week, but also limiting the number per hour. Like, 1 thread per hour, 20 threads a week, that'd slow down a lot of silly, nonsense and repeated threads.



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How about if people are posting bs....don't encourage them to post again by replying I say!

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