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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2nd January 2008, 22:07 Thread Starter
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There have been a number of strange/potentially dodgy posts in the For Sale section recently.
In another forum I am a subscriber/supporter of, members have to subscribe to gain access to this and be able to post a thread starter.
If we did this, it might just cut down on the junk that is appearing.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 2nd January 2008, 22:15
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Yes, I have seen this on other forums too.
Everyone can read and reply, but only subscribers can start a thread.

Drawback is that if someone is going to sell their car, will they be willing to subscribe?

Already now, you can see if the thread starter is a Supporter, or at least a long time member.

It will cut down on number of posted threads.
Which may not only be a good thing.

I do agree there have been some perhaps dodgy posts, however.

Another possibility is that all thread starting posts have to be approved by a moderator before they become visable.
(Don´t know if the software supports this however).



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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 2nd January 2008, 22:40
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I think it's a good idea Robbo.
I can also see FWH's point though that someone won't want to subscribe to advertise a car they are going to sell.
Another way of looking at it though is, if they have a civic to sell chances are they've owned it a while and if they know about Civinfo, then they've probably been on here a while too. I think the subscription fee is a small price to pay for the information available on here, and also a small price for advertising too.
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There could be a sub-section where any user can post links to ads on fleabay, autotrader or whatever.



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There could be a sub-section where any user can post links to ads on fleabay, autotrader or whatever.

Yes I agree, because that seems to be what's starting to happen anyway. First time posters including links to other sites such as the ones you've mentioned above.
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Good suggestion.

You now need to be a supporter, or a normal user with more than 10 posts to be able to start a thread in that forum.

FWH - the software supports most things - it's just a case of me working it out!!
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Ditto my last forum.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 3rd January 2008, 09:38 Thread Starter
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Thanks Pottsy.
Are these new privileges added yet?
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Yes, they were calculated straight away, and are recalculated every hour. But this will only apply for new threads from now on, obviously.
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