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Hello all!

This is an announcement of a small tweak to the News forum operations that should strike a nice balance between spam control, new member confusion, and easy access to create new threads. Starting this Sunday (April 29th), creating a new thread in any of the News forums will require a single Rep point. Members who do not have 1 or more rep points will not be able to create a new thread without contacting a member of the management team for access.

The reasons for doing this are twofold:
  1. New members join, scroll down the homepage until they see "hardware" or "software" and think this is the correct place to post their question
  2. Spammers post to the highly trafficed news sections, which tend to have threads stay on the homepage longer than other threads because of their dedicated box

Implementing this change should help to alleviate these two issues, reducing moderator workload for these somewhat frequent occurrences and helping to ensure new members aren't met with replies that are less-than-welcoming in their haste to direct the new member to the proper forum to create their thread in. The change will not effect adding replies to existing threads - a brand new member will still be able to jump into an existing News forum discussion. The changes, just to clarify, only effect the News forums.

We expect this change will have a very minimal impact on you, but hope it'll have a positive impact, if any. Please don't hesitate to contact a member of the management team with any questions.

Have a great night! thumb.gif
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post #2 of 25
Great change.
post #3 of 25
Makes sense to me. I love how involved this community is, in changing. thumb.gif
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Great idea! Good to see implementations of fixes/new techniques to make this community even better! thumb.gif
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Much appreciated as both a member and a news section mod thumb.gif
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post #6 of 25
i would vote for a 10 rep minimum just in case, its not a high requirement and by the time they have the 10 rep they should be able to navigate the site without a problem.
post #7 of 25
^I wouldn't mind if it were higher too, but this is cool. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 25
Yay! Great news
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Originally Posted by 5entinel View Post

Yay! Great news

I see what you did there

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