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Karl
10-31-2005, 06:52 PM
almost every day i see at least one person do it, obviously new users usually, isnt there any way to just prevent this crap? cuz obviously its never left as it is

eestlinc
10-31-2005, 07:03 PM
we could disable posting for all newly registered members for two days.

Psychotic
10-31-2005, 07:10 PM
We could disable posting for all registered members who aren't me forever.

Karl
10-31-2005, 07:17 PM
we could disable posting for all newly registered members for two days.
cant tell if ur sarcastic or not but either way woesnt sound like its gonna happen or matter

when u click the insert link thing it could say something about advertising being kept to ur sig, but then again i dont think anything i suggest will be used

Dignified Pauper
10-31-2005, 07:29 PM
when u click the insert link thing it could say something about advertising being kept to ur sig

I like this idea. just make it say "Don't link to other Forums or personal sites. Keep advertising in your Sig. Thanks. -The Management-"

or end it with -The Administration-

Leeza
10-31-2005, 07:57 PM
Anyone who joins a new forum should read it's FAQs and this part is clearly stated under <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_vb_user_maintain">IMPORTANT</a>. Rule #4.

Loony BoB
10-31-2005, 08:29 PM
Question: "Isn't there anything we can do to tackle this problem without causing other problems that would be even more annoying?"

Answer: "No."

Meat Puppet
10-31-2005, 08:34 PM
at least it keeps the cid's knights on their toes

Dignified Pauper
10-31-2005, 08:47 PM
then the real question is, "Where do the cid knight's keep their toes?"

eestlinc
10-31-2005, 08:58 PM
I was joking.


when u click the insert link thing it could say something about advertising being kept to ur sig, but then again i dont think anything i suggest will be used
people actually use the insert link button? I just type out the url.

-N-
10-31-2005, 09:37 PM
then the real question is, "Where do the cid knight's keep their toes?"xD

Actually, I really think this site (http://www.loki7.com/banned404.html) does a good job.

Karl
10-31-2005, 10:07 PM
people actually use the insert link button? I just type out the url.
guess im just lazy

Old Manus
10-31-2005, 11:15 PM
Filter 'h3y guys luk @ my siet' to 'My site sucks. Ban me before I kill myself'.

Karl
10-31-2005, 11:51 PM
Anyone who joins a new forum should read it's FAQs and this part is clearly stated under <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_vb_user_maintain">IMPORTANT</a>. Rule #4.
i think thats putting a little too much trust into the users

Primus Inter Pares
10-31-2005, 11:56 PM
...why were two totally valid feeback threads (mine and Shads) closed while this one, clearly with much less of a purpose left open? :eek:

rubah
11-01-2005, 12:00 AM
i think thats putting a little too much trust into the users

FAQ test for all new members on Thursday. Current members should be ready to take theirs tomorrow!

We'll let you guess what to study.

eestlinc
11-01-2005, 12:03 AM
...why were two totally valid feeback threads (mine and Shads) closed while this one, clearly with much less of a purpose left open? :eek:
"turn Artists' Corner into Hentai Haven" and "Spat is emo" are not valid feedback threads.

Psychotic
11-01-2005, 12:49 AM
Is this thread still open? I solved the problem at hand all the way back in post #3.

Primus Inter Pares
11-01-2005, 12:56 AM
The only problem with that is that no one worth flaming properly would post then Psy ;)

Meat Puppet
11-01-2005, 01:01 AM
ACCORDING to raistlin and some other guys I'm psy (dunno how that works) so I'll still be here

Hawkeye
11-01-2005, 01:43 AM
at least it keeps the cid's knights on their toes
Fingers :rolleyes2

Raistlin
11-01-2005, 02:20 AM
ACCORDING to raistlin and some other guys I'm psy (dunno how that works) so I'll still be here
I've said no such thing! :mad2:

Behold the Void
11-01-2005, 03:22 AM
The only possible thing that I might see being done is making the FAQ be displayed more prominently and be more easily accessible (3 clicks is way more than I expect most newbies to do).

Or we could make newly registered members read the FAQ and take a test on it to be able to log on.

rubah
11-01-2005, 03:36 AM
That second idea is wonderful, mr. void!

Leeza
11-01-2005, 03:46 AM
I agree. :)

Behold the Void
11-01-2005, 04:46 AM
And the great thing is, even if it is multiple choice or true/false and really easy, it still requires them to have knowledge of the rules. I mean we could do something like this:

"Is it all right to post porn? Yes or no"

"Is it all right to flame others? Yes or no"

Etc. etc.

Throw in a few reversed questions for good measure so they can't just select one for all of them and we're good to go.

Primus Inter Pares
11-01-2005, 08:44 AM
If this was done, Yams would be doing even LESS. :cool:

Loony BoB
11-01-2005, 10:37 AM
I put about as much trust in users to read the FAQ as I do for users to not post porn. In other words, even if they are forced to read the FAQ, I highly doubt they'll give a crap. They'll post their ads and porn anyway. You think these people are here to stick around? You're misled.

Psychotic
11-01-2005, 02:18 PM
That quiz is a silly idea, because it means less people would join the forums, and so less people would click/see ads, and so Cid would make less money.

You want Cid to become bankrupt and be forced to live on the streets as a prostitute and eat rats just so you don't have to edit out advertising links? Shame on all of you! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU! :irked:

Meat Puppet
11-01-2005, 02:20 PM
i read that faq and didn't win best member, what's up with that? :mad2:

Primus Inter Pares
11-01-2005, 02:24 PM
...wait, so there actually IS an FAQ?

Loony BoB
11-01-2005, 03:22 PM
Completely re-written to fit EoFF, too. :up: to Unne.

Karl
11-01-2005, 08:13 PM
I put about as much trust in users to read the FAQ as I do for users to not post porn. In other words, even if they are forced to read the FAQ, I highly doubt they'll give a crap. They'll post their ads and porn anyway. You think these people are here to stick around? You're misled.
so make members have to have their links authorized by a knight or admin for a cirtain period at the beginning of their time here, then u wont get any advertising or porn or crap

Yamaneko
11-01-2005, 08:18 PM
We -- or at least I -- don't really mind closing those threads and banning those people.

Dignified Pauper
11-01-2005, 08:32 PM
This counts as an advertisement! ZOMG (http://www.eyesonff.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1375793&postcount=43)

Also, how much code would it take to rework the url button so that it says no advertising? It's probably more than I would wanna do, so I don't blame you. BAN BAN BAN!

Karl
11-01-2005, 08:42 PM
the point was that if u dont allow it why not just prevent it, or it could b deleted after closed, but i was told that things arent deleted for archiving purposes but why would a thread of advertising or porn be archived?

Yamaneko
11-01-2005, 08:44 PM
They're not archived. Threads that contain porn are moved into a subforum within the Staff forum. We do this to preserve the IP and contents of the post. It's not possible to prevent any of this. The best we can do is deal with it once it happens.

rubah
11-02-2005, 12:33 AM
Just you wait!

Leeza
11-02-2005, 12:56 AM
the point was that if u dont allow it why not just prevent it, or it could b deleted after closed, but i was told that things arent deleted for archiving purposes but why would a thread of advertising or porn be archived?
How can you make it so that one person can't link to a site, but another person can link to another site? There's more work involved in preventing it than just in editting/closing a thread.