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Re: New Users - Moderated Posts Explanation

Post by the b man » Jul 15th, 2014, 11:33 pm

I think the Arkham Knight is a clone of Bruce Wayne what do you all think?????/

Re: New Users - Moderated Posts Explanation

Post by Andy » Oct 30th, 2013, 6:33 pm

The site has improved vastly since this measure was introduced. I don't need to tell older members about the amount of spammers and trolls that used to frequent the site, especially around the release of Arkham City.
I haven't had one thing spoiled for me with the release of Arkham Origins, barring a few small spoilers from members who genuinely didn't think before they posted.
This is compared to Arkham City where I got in a few hours playthrough before spammers spoiled the ending.

Re: New Users - Moderated Posts Explanation

Post by Red_Robin » Oct 30th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Zven wrote:Like the post natman wrote two months ago and no one answered, I'm a veteran forum user and this is the first time I've ever had this limitations, but I've also seen a lot of spam so I kinda understand desperate measures.

But how many posts do I need to start posting like a normal person?. Having to have your posts approved takes all the fun of being in a forum away and makes people not want to stay. I visit the site pretty much everyday and was looking forward to join the community but I get here and I can't do anything?.


I totally understand the frustration. It's a very small number of posts though. I'm sure that anyone who was here at the time we implemented the system will be happy to tell you how much better the site has been since.

Regardless, you won't have too many more posts to go to become a regular user.

Re: New Users - Moderated Posts Explanation

Post by Zven » Oct 26th, 2013, 7:50 pm

Like the post natman wrote two months ago and no one answered, I'm a veteran forum user and this is the first time I've ever had this limitations, but I've also seen a lot of spam so I kinda understand desperate measures.

But how many posts do I need to start posting like a normal person?. Having to have your posts approved takes all the fun of being in a forum away and makes people not want to stay. I visit the site pretty much everyday and was looking forward to join the community but I get here and I can't do anything?.

Moderator Approvement Required

Post by natman2939 » Aug 22nd, 2013, 11:28 pm

I relatively new to this site, only been visiting a few months so I don't know if you guys had some serious spam problems in the past or something, but I really wish you would consider getting rid of this whole "your post must be approved" system.

As a veteran of many message boards, I can't stress enough how much it just KILLS the discussion. No one wants to post something and have to wait to see if it got approved the next day when they were simply asking a question or making a little comment.

If you check out a board like sherdog.net (i know it has nothing to do with batman but it's a great forum) you'll see how much lively the discussions are and that's because people can respond back and forth to each other and anyone can just jump in and say what they want to say instantly without having to wait hours or days for someone to approve their post.

Just earlier, there was something I really wanted to add to one of my guests posts (just a tiny little snippet) but I couldn't edit the post since it hadn't been posted thanks it requiring approval.

Anyway, just a thought. (I bet it would even improve traffic, if you're interested in that)

Re: Rather confused?

Post by fallbrigade » Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:52 pm

Red_Robin wrote:First: Welcome to the forums!

Yes, basically we went through a period of heavy advertising spam (600+ in a day at one point) and we also had a few instances of less mature members of the forum, who had been banned, creating new accounts with the sole intention of trolling. So we do have a 'new user' group which has worked well to discourage that type of behaviour.

Signatures, PM functions etc will be available to you once enough posts have been approved. Be aware, though, that Off-Topic posts don't count toward your post count.

Hope that helps. :alfred:

Thank you for the greeting and reply! Much appreciated. Like I said, was confused as I couldn't find anything about this in a topic, but thanks again for the quick reply! I'll keep on posting then. :)

Re: Rather confused?

Post by twofacesleftside » Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:48 pm

I was pretty peed off too, I guess it's to stop people advertising stuff

Re: Rather confused?

Post by Red_Robin » Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:43 pm

First: Welcome to the forums!

Yes, basically we went through a period of heavy advertising spam (600+ in a day at one point) and we also had a few instances of less mature members of the forum, who had been banned, creating new accounts with the sole intention of trolling. So we do have a 'new user' group which has worked well to discourage that type of behaviour.

Signatures, PM functions etc will be available to you once enough posts have been approved. Be aware, though, that Off-Topic posts don't count toward your post count.

Hope that helps. :alfred:

Rather confused?

Post by fallbrigade » Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:37 pm

Hello all, I recently registered to this board so that I could discuss and speculate with others on the sweetness that is the Arkham games. Every time I post though, I'm required to get a moderator's approval on my posts. What's up with that? It makes it ridiculously hard to actually take part in topic conversations when your stuff doesn't get approved right away. I've posted maybe about 5-10 times and only have two of my posts actually show up. I can't even PM a moderator about this because, apparently, I'm too new to use that function?

I've been on other forums for a little over a decade now, and have been a moderator myself on some, and these requirement seem a bit excessive if you ask me. I imagine this is all so that you don't get spammed with random members that don't want to participate with the community, but this really hurts the new people that do want to take part in the discussions. I also can't seem to find any rules about this in the guidelines, hence my topic title. I'm confused exactly how much longer it is until I can freely post like other members?

I also can't seem to actually use a signature in my posts... nothing shows up, and in my User CP, the BBCoding doesn't seem to work completely?

I'm guessing this is more or less all covered in a topic somewhere, but for the love of it, I can't seem to find that.

Re: A Few Site Changes. For The Best.

Post by CROD » Sep 13th, 2012, 8:39 pm

DarkFlux wrote:You have to be approved now?

Was i approved?


Im old...


Older members don't have to worry about this. Members who signed up after Luke made this thread need to have a certain amount of posts.

Re: A Few Site Changes. For The Best.

Post by DarkFlux » Sep 13th, 2012, 8:36 pm

You have to be approved now?

Was i approved?


Im old...

Re: A Few Site Changes. For The Best.

Post by CROD » Sep 13th, 2012, 8:19 pm

Ragamuffin wrote:Hey, guys.
I've been here a few days now and made a few posts (a lot of which have yet to approved) and I was wondering if I'd be made a full user any time soon? :)


No.

Re: A Few Site Changes. For The Best.

Post by Ragamuffin » Sep 12th, 2012, 8:47 pm

Hey, guys.
I've been here a few days now and made a few posts (a lot of which have yet to approved) and I was wondering if I'd be made a full user any time soon? :)

Re: A Few Site Changes. For The Best.

Post by Bane » Aug 18th, 2012, 7:04 pm

I leave the site for about a month and everything goes to hell, guess my presence is needed after all. Jk, but I hope everything returns to normal eventually, profile comments was a great feature that allowed users to interact more often without private messaging.

Re: A Few Site Changes. For The Best.

Post by AbStar921 » Aug 17th, 2012, 11:38 pm

Bravo. These changes are for the better.

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