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Old 27 Jul 2018, 07:46
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Created a New Thread, now you must post

Is there a Mod, that anyone knows of, that can 'force' members to participate in a Forum more.

I have many members who 'just' create a new thread and then wander off - returning only to their own threads and addressing comments made by others who are more generous!

I am looking for a mod that, once a new thread has been created, that member has to comment on at least 3 (number adjustable) threads created by other members.

In other words before they can create another new thread, they have to "pay" with 3 posts...

Is it possible to automate what is becoming a practical workload on the Mods trying to keep everyone to the 'rules' of the Forum? We manually object if a member adds a new post to one of their existing threads that isn't pertinent to the original.

The Forum allows members to post their own Poetry for feedback/etc. Too many create a thread and don't offer any feedback to others - that's a contentious issue that crops up frequently.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 08:28
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I don't know of such a product, however I would think such an addon could lead to potential abuse to get around it, by people posting crap to fulfill the posting count.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 08:59
jagtpf jagtpf is offline
 
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Indeed Mark - I accept that you're right in that it doesn't stop folk from 'playing the game'.

Thanks for your response

Geoff
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 09:32
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That's exactly what will happen.

The same thing happens when you have a minimum posts limit before the member can post links or create a signature. You just end up with a lot of crap posts while people try to meet the minimums.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 09:37
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Thanks, you and I realise that.

Actually I find that in most cases if someone finds they can't add a signature they don't bother, and move away!

But at least I'm going through the motions to satisfy some of my members!
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 09:51
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Yes. It does help to at least slow down the register-and-spam crowd but best advice is keep the requirements short so you don't annoy potential good members and proliferate the junk posts.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 09:56
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