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Title: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: pandher on February 12, 2015, 01:28:37 PM
This forum is going to become a garbage dump soon if the newbie jail is not enforced at once. The number of spam and stupid posts is ballooning alarmingly.

Do something


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Quickseller on February 12, 2015, 01:39:55 PM
You are right but it probably won't happen. Not having a newbie jail results in more page views and allows people to participate with less barriers.

I think a good compromise would be to implement some kind of modified newbie jail with some level of restrictions potentially less then it was previously


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: redsn0w on February 12, 2015, 01:45:26 PM
I agree with the OP, but I think the newbie jail will not come back . . .


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: IronMarvel on February 12, 2015, 02:03:35 PM
100% agreee, but it is not going to happen. There were the same request many times before...


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: hilariousandco on February 12, 2015, 02:05:07 PM
What makes you think the newbie jail will stop this? They'll just make the required number of posts and wait out the time restrictions then just carry on doing what apparently annoys you. I can take or leave the newbie jail but it doesn't really solve anything other than annoy new users, many of who will just leave rather than persist through the limits.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: cryptoforcause on February 12, 2015, 02:07:13 PM
I surely agree with you OP.

But have no idea will Newbie Jail be back or not.

There are many dumped newbie accounts, need to throw them somewhere :P


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Muhammed Zakir on February 13, 2015, 04:00:58 PM
I don't agree with this as many people join here for some particular reason such as to provide their service and to ask a technical doubt.

   -MZ


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Hazir on February 13, 2015, 04:06:43 PM
I don't think that newbie jail is a good idea. As you all know newbies accounts have some restrictions to begin with. They need to wait 5 minutes (?) after posting a post to write another one. One thing I would like to to see is deletion of all non used newbie accounts from forum database.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Muhammed Zakir on February 13, 2015, 04:12:00 PM
I don't think that newbie jail is a good idea. As you all know newbies accounts have some restrictions to begin with. They need to wait 5 minutes (?) after posting a post to write another one.

That's enough for them and because of it, some persons go away!

One thing I would like to to see is deletion of all non used newbie accounts from forum database.

Wouldn't that delete their posts too? Or will the name of the poster change to 'Account deleted' or 'Guest'? I don't support deleting user's post as newbies also make useful posts.

   -MZ


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: MichaelBliss on February 13, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
There was a lot less spam, and it seems like fewer dumbasses when we had newbie jail.   And it seems like there were far fewer sock puppet accounts then as well.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Grand_Voyageur on February 13, 2015, 04:17:02 PM
I don't think that newbie jail is a good idea. As you all know newbies accounts have some restrictions to begin with. They need to wait 5 minutes (?) after posting a post to write another one. One thing I would like to to see is deletion of all non used newbie accounts from forum database.

I think newbies starts from a 6-minute wait then reduced as their activity pile up. I don't support deletion if such a task involve deleting user produced contents.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: juraj1301 on February 13, 2015, 04:23:16 PM
This forum is going to become a garbage dump soon if the newbie jail is not enforced at once. The number of spam and stupid posts is ballooning alarmingly.

Do something
i agree ,but most newbies have to learn ;)


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Grand_Voyageur on February 13, 2015, 04:26:00 PM
This forum is going to become a garbage dump soon if the newbie jail is not enforced at once. The number of spam and stupid posts is ballooning alarmingly.

Do something
i agree ,but most newbies have to learn ;)

The hard way, indeed. Usually, most of them learn it before a permaban; however, someone fails and go to hell.  ;D


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Hazir on February 13, 2015, 04:26:59 PM
I don't think that newbie jail is a good idea. As you all know newbies accounts have some restrictions to begin with. They need to wait 5 minutes (?) after posting a post to write another one. One thing I would like to to see is deletion of all non used newbie accounts from forum database.

I think newbies starts from a 6-minute wait then reduced as their activity pile up. I don't support deletion if such a task involve deleting user produced contents.

I was talking about newbie account only. Newbie accounts with no post at all. They are really impressive number of account with 0 post count. You won't be deleting any content produced by members that way.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Grand_Voyageur on February 13, 2015, 04:38:50 PM
I don't think that newbie jail is a good idea. As you all know newbies accounts have some restrictions to begin with. They need to wait 5 minutes (?) after posting a post to write another one. One thing I would like to to see is deletion of all non used newbie accounts from forum database.

I think newbies starts from a 6-minute wait then reduced as their activity pile up. I don't support deletion if such a task involve deleting user produced contents.

I was talking about newbie account only. Newbie accounts with no post at all. They are really impressive number of account with 0 post count. You won't be deleting any content produced by members that way.

Newbie accounts with no post at all are Brand New. Newbie one have 1+ posts or they had once.  ;)


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: juraj1301 on February 16, 2015, 11:38:55 AM
I don't think that newbie jail is a good idea. As you all know newbies accounts have some restrictions to begin with. They need to wait 5 minutes (?) after posting a post to write another one. One thing I would like to to see is deletion of all non used newbie accounts from forum database.

I think newbies starts from a 6-minute wait then reduced as their activity pile up. I don't support deletion if such a task involve deleting user produced contents.

I was talking about newbie account only. Newbie accounts with no post at all. They are really impressive number of account with 0 post count. You won't be deleting any content produced by members that way.

Newbie accounts with no post at all are Brand New. Newbie one have 1+ posts or they had once.  ;)
yes,im newbie but i have 52 posts and 28 activities,but im learning how is forum working...i will figure it out soon haha :D


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: no141 on February 16, 2015, 11:41:22 AM
I was wondering why it seemed like newbies were everywhere. I remember being stuck for some posts when I joined.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: juraj1301 on February 16, 2015, 11:43:32 AM
I was wondering why it seemed like newbies were everywhere. I remember being stuck for some posts when I joined.
yes,now,mostly im on offtopic,because i dont understand these altcoins very good... hahah ;)


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: DannyHamilton on February 16, 2015, 04:50:11 PM
Many months ago I adopted a shoot first policy on members with ads in their sig.  I began reflexively clicking "ignore" on any poster that had an ad in their sig.  I only un-ignore when I encounter quotes of things that poster has said that indicate that they actually contribute useful, helpful, or interesting things.

This has made bitcointalk a much more useful and much more pleasant place to participate in.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Muhammed Zakir on February 16, 2015, 04:53:22 PM
Many months ago I adopted a shoot first policy on members with ads in their sig.  I began reflexively clicking "ignore" on any poster that had an ad in their sig.  I only un-ignore when I encounter quotes of things that poster has said that indicate that they actually contribute useful, helpful, or interesting things.

This has made bitcointalk a much more useful and much more pleasant place to participate in.

I personally don't like ignoring someone. :)

No offense but I think it isn't possible to see a ignored person's posts. So do you unignore to check the post and then if it is useful, perma-unignore or else, perma-ignore?

   -MZ


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Arnab biswas on February 16, 2015, 05:05:15 PM
this form is just a copy of galaxy-in..everyone is dicussing the samething about it


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: hilariousandco on February 16, 2015, 05:05:38 PM
Many months ago I adopted a shoot first policy on members with ads in their sig.  I began reflexively clicking "ignore" on any poster that had an ad in their sig.  I only un-ignore when I encounter quotes of things that poster has said that indicate that they actually contribute useful, helpful, or interesting things.

This has made bitcointalk a much more useful and much more pleasant place to participate in.

I personally don't like ignoring someone. :)

No offense but I think it isn't possible to see a ignored person's posts. So do you unignore to check the post and then if it is useful, perma-unignore or else, perma-ignore?

   -MZ

You can see them when someone quotes them as he mentioned.


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: redsn0w on February 16, 2015, 05:15:47 PM
Many months ago I adopted a shoot first policy on members with ads in their sig.  I began reflexively clicking "ignore" on any poster that had an ad in their sig.  I only un-ignore when I encounter quotes of things that poster has said that indicate that they actually contribute useful, helpful, or interesting things.

This has made bitcointalk a much more useful and much more pleasant place to participate in.

I personally don't like ignoring someone. :)

No offense but I think it isn't possible to see a ignored person's posts. So do you unignore to check the post and then if it is useful, perma-unignore or else, perma-ignore?

   -MZ

You can see them when someone quotes them as he mentioned.

So.. does "ignore" work only to the original post ? This is not a complete  "ignore function" (literally a bug).


Title: Re: Newbie Jail Needed at the earliest
Post by: Muhammed Zakir on February 16, 2015, 05:27:33 PM
You can see them when someone quotes them as he mentioned.

So.. does "ignore" work only to the original post ? This is not a complete  "ignore function" (literally a bug).

I have ignored both of you : http://flic.kr/p/qW5HMT. Can you please make a post, so I understand(don't forget to quote).

   -MZ