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Old 10-08-19, 04:05 PM
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new members in politics

I share the opinion of others that newbies shouldn't be in politics
too many post and run members of late
obviously nothing is perfect but a minimum of say 2500 posts before they can post there may weed out a lot of the trolling
Old 10-08-19, 05:36 PM
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Re: new members in politics

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I share the opinion of others that newbies shouldn't be in politics
too many post and run members of late
obviously nothing is perfect but a minimum of say 2500 posts before they can post there may weed out a lot of the trolling
Hi bacon,

I'll bring this up to the mods, although the barrier will most certainly not be in the thousands. Trolling is something we've been talking about in particular.
Old 10-08-19, 05:56 PM
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Edit: nvm


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Old 10-08-19, 07:30 PM
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Re: new members in politics

Yea, even 250 posts would be decent. I support this idea. Heck I have been on Macrumors for 13 years and only have 49 posts, and still can't post in their "political" threads.
Old 10-09-19, 03:25 PM
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Re: new members in politics

Yeah, a minimum of 2500 posts might be a bit much, but I think members having at least a 100 or 200 posts before being able to participate in the politics forum would be a great idea.
Old 10-09-19, 05:53 PM
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Re: new members in politics

Politics gets more traffic than any other forum on the site, generating the ad revenue that supports less popular forums. How can we keep new members out?
Old 10-10-19, 02:00 AM
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Re: new members in politics

Or, when you spot an obvious troll, add them to your ignore list, and don't respond to them.

They will eventually go away if nobody engages with them.
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Re: new members in politics

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Or, when you spot an obvious troll, add them to your ignore list, and don't respond to them.

They will eventually go away if nobody engages with them.
Is there any work being done on fixing the forum so ignoring TRULY ignores people, so if someone quotes them, that stuff is still blocked? On another forum I'm on, a user ended up writing a chrome extension to block out quoted ignored people. I spent about 5 minutes seeing if I could twerk that get it work on this forum, but didn't have any luck.
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Is there any work being done on fixing the forum so ignoring TRULY ignores people, so if someone quotes them, that stuff is still blocked? On another forum I'm on, a user ended up writing a chrome extension to block out quoted ignored people. I spent about 5 minutes seeing if I could twerk that get it work on this forum, but didn't have any luck.
This is simply a limitation of the forum software. I'll preface with the fact that I'm not a tech person, but because a quote is read by the forum software as text, it bypasses the "Ignore", which works by reading the user who posted. Can you PM me the forum and Chrome extension? I'll see if there's any way we can work with it or give our tech guys ideas (likely it does not work with our site because that other forum doesn't use vBulletin v3).
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Re: new members in politics

Joel, what is your job? Are you the customer service guy?
Old 10-10-19, 01:57 PM
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Re: new members in politics

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Can you PM me the forum and Chrome extension? I'll see if there's any way we can work with it or give our tech guys ideas (likely it does not work with our site because that other forum doesn't use vBulletin v3).
I PM'ed you a link to one I wrote specifically for DVD Talk a while back.
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Based on past experience, I don't think IB will be endorsing or supporting anything that relates to using an ad blocker on this site. Whole posts have been deleted just for mentioning ad blockers.
Yep
Old 10-23-19, 01:12 PM
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That's fine and all, but if someone had the smarts, they could easily write an extension that just looks for that one little flag, and marks any <div> with that in it as invisible. It doesn't HAVE to be done inside of adblocker.
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Which reminds me, I actually tried something like that a while ago. You know those chrome extensions that change "Trump" to "Drumph"? That source code is readily available. Basically, it cycles through every element in a web page, searches for "trump" and just replaces it to "drumph". So I tried to change it so it cycles through all the elements, looks for any indicator that the element is a ignored comment, and then sets it to invisible. It's pretty simple code. The issue I had was that I'm not really an HTML programmer, so I couldn't figure out how to tell if the current element was an ignored comment or not. Someone with HTML experience could probably pound that out in an hour or so.
Old 12-22-19, 12:32 PM
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Re: new members in politics

2500 minimum, that's insane! LOL I've been here since the beginning (lurked, then joined) and around 10 years ago in a chess move that went horribly wrong a mod removed over half of my post count when I joked about leaving the forum when I hit a certain post count number. That said, even if my post count was reinstated to it's "true" number I still wouldn't qualify under the 2500 minimum rule. Thankfully, only I and the mod (possibly?) know my true post count. It's all moot, considering I rarely go into the Politics forum unless we're talking about Jeffery Epstein. And even rarer that I would ever create a new thread. Just my two cents. Shalom!
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