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March 15, 2019, 12:21:06 PM
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I would agree, but I think an even better suggestion would be to have some warnings shown in red at the top of certain sub boards of the most commonly broken rules. Ie:

In the Press section: Do not post non-bitcoin press articles here.

Gambling: Do not post ref links

And so on. They could be rotated like ads if there's several commonly broken rules.

It's good idea to keep sub-forum/section/child-board keep tidy, but just like any sticky thread (including official rules), it will be ignored.


Whilst many people do ignore them, many also don't. Silly or naive people may not bother reading them, but that's their issue if they don't and they then fall foul of the rules. I know I always familiarise myself with the rules or customs of a forum before I start posting as some are more harsh than others about enforcing rules and bans and warnings/bans can get dished out like candy on some of them.


Why not both? The "unofficial rules" thread for the subforum could help to generate those warnings. Maybe after one ranks up they can have a feature to turn it off or something. I prefer the sticky suggestion simply for the fact it requires no modification of the forum software/structure itself and would be most easily implemented.

I wouldn't be against both, but a warning at the top is hard to miss. I don't think it's a good idea having too many stickies though as that just increases the chances people won't read them. I suppose you could include a warning in the red message to also read the stickies for further details. This is something I suggested in the Newbie welcome message I proposed: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4923876.msg44344662#msg44344662

Before posting in a sub board please take the time to read the sticky/pinned threads at the top of them as answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found there along with other helpful guides

Having a welcome message explaining some of the rules will help a lot and stop a lot of people getting banned and mods wasting their time on handling things that people should be aware about.

Also, I don't think the software would need to be modified to display warnings either as we already have (or did have) warnings at the top of Investor based games (I think it was there, but doesn't seem to be anymore).

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March 15, 2019, 12:36:54 PM
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Having a welcome message explaining some of the rules will help a lot and stop a lot of people getting banned and mods wasting their time on handling things that people should be aware about.
As I'm sure you know (since you posted in the thread), theymos wrote a welcome message months ago (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5036308.0). I'm not sure why it hasn't yet been implemented. I also made the suggestion in that thread that the message should include both a link to mprep's rules thread, as well as advice to read the stickied threads on each board.


Also, I don't think the software would need to be modified to display warnings either as we already have (or did have) warnings at the top of Investor based games (I think it was there, but doesn't seem to be anymore).
The warning is still there, but you have to actually open a thread on Investor-based games to see it.

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March 15, 2019, 12:59:28 PM
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Having a welcome message explaining some of the rules will help a lot and stop a lot of people getting banned and mods wasting their time on handling things that people should be aware about.
As I'm sure you know (since you posted in the thread), theymos wrote a welcome message months ago (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5036308.0). I'm not sure why it hasn't yet been implemented. I also made the suggestion in that thread that the message should include both a link to mprep's rules thread, as well as advice to read the stickied threads on each board.


Also, I don't think the software would need to be modified to display warnings either as we already have (or did have) warnings at the top of Investor based games (I think it was there, but doesn't seem to be anymore).
The warning is still there, but you have to actually open a thread on Investor-based games to see it.

Yeah, you're right. Thanks. Shows you how long it's been since I clicked a thread in there. A welcome message should be made a priority as it will save a lot of time from staff and also a lot of users from being needlessly banned. I think theymos' proposed message should be trimmed down with only the most important rules and the rest of the info being linked to in another thread so people can read that if they wish. I think in addition to having those warnings shown all in red in each sub board as a reminder would also help a lot. Nobody would have excuses for breaking the rules then. Maybe once you hit a certain rank then you can toggle them off if people find them annoying.

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March 15, 2019, 11:12:48 PM
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To add on to what others have said, there should definitely be one very elaborate explained thread in the mining and hardware section, because there seems to be a lot of confusion over there. I know, this thread exists, but still a more detailed explanation for the apparent heavy moderation there should be explained a lil more, don't ya think?


Yeah, you're right. Thanks. Shows you how long it's been since I clicked a thread in there.
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A welcome message should be made a priority as it will save a lot of time from staff and also a lot of users from being needlessly banned. I think theymos' proposed message should be trimmed down with only the most important rules and the rest of the info being linked to in another thread so people can read that if they wish. I think in addition to having those warnings shown all in red in each sub board as a reminder would also help a lot. Nobody would have excuses for breaking the rules then. Maybe once you hit a certain rank then you can toggle them off if people find them annoying.
Has the ban rate gone down or up in the recent months? , you know instead of keeping the important or rather suggested threads on top of the board, why not keep on the side. Something similar to what reddit does.

Oh speaking of suggested threads, can that be implemented? Like the most merited threads could be sorted by that, or something that separates the shitposted fuckfest threads from the genuine ones?

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March 16, 2019, 12:41:53 PM
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Oh speaking of suggested threads, can that be implemented? Like the most merited threads could be sorted by that, or something that separates the shitposted fuckfest threads from the genuine ones?
I would quite like the ability to sort by most merited threads from the last x number of days, for the exact reason of finding threads that actually have interesting discussion ongoing rather than just the usual spamfests. Vod's BPIP does allow you to find the most merited posts over various timeframes here: https://bpip.org/r/mostmerited.aspx

Although, surely rather than implement a new feature to filter out the spam threads, a better solution overall would be for more reporters and moderators to lock/trash the spam threads?

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