Should we restrict posting in Time Out forum

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Ian J, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    Is there a case for restricting people from posting in Time Out until they had reached a certain number of posts or been a member for a certain length of time.

    It seems that threads like "What book are you reading", "What websites do you visit" and "What books are you reading" are used as post count padding and with the best will in the world and without trying to be rude does anyone really care what book someone is reading if he has only posted twice and no-one knows who he is anyway?
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2017 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  2. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    I'll take that as a no then :D
     
    Posted: Nov 21, 2017 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  3. Kat Haylock

    Kat Haylock Community Editor Staff Member

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    I know that post padding is annoying, and it's something we do our best to restrict if someone's just commenting "good advice" on every thread. But I'd totally disagree with the idea that you shouldn't be interested in what book someone's reading or movie they liked just because they only have a couple of posts - posts aren't indicative of worth!

    Also, I think Time Out provides a bit of "safe space" for newbies - immediately diving into a business-focused thread can sometimes be intimidating.
     
    Posted: Nov 21, 2017 By: Kat Haylock Member since: Jul 11, 2016
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  4. TODonnell

    TODonnell UKBF Ace Full Member

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    I thinks every forum should have a sub-forum to direct non-pertinent postings to. It's an anti-ham* measure.

    So, it looks like it's working ;)


    *Like spam, but nicer.
     
    Posted: Nov 21, 2017 By: TODonnell Member since: Sep 23, 2011
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