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  1. SubscriberRuss
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    20 Nov '19 09:55
    To hinder spammers and multi-account abusers of the forums, a minimum of 10 moves is now required before you can create a new thread or post to the forums.

    The exception is the help forum, which remains open to anyone. Also, in the rare occurrence that someone becomes a subscriber within 10 moves, they too can post freely.
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    @russ said
    To hinder spammers and multi-account abusers of the forums, a minimum of 10 moves is now required before you can create a new thread or post to the forums.

    The exception is the help forum, which remains open to anyone. Also, in the rare occurrence that someone becomes a subscriber within 10 moves, they too can post freely.
    Bravo!
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    20 Nov '19 11:39
    @russ said
    To hinder spammers and multi-account abusers of the forums, a minimum of 10 moves is now required before you can create a new thread or post to the forums.

    The exception is the help forum, which remains open to anyone. Also, in the rare occurrence that someone becomes a subscriber within 10 moves, they too can post freely.
    That I call fast reaction. Thank you Russ
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  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @russ said
    To hinder spammers and multi-account abusers of the forums, a minimum of 10 moves is now required before you can create a new thread or post to the forums.
    Great move Russ but as Joe Ward demonstrates, 10 moves is far too few.
    I would suggest 300 moves.
    That is about 10 games.

    When I first joined I just read the forums for a while, I'm sure most do that.
    300 moves is a month at most for most players.
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  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    01 Dec '19 16:361 edit
    @wolfgang59 said
    Great move Russ but as Joe Ward demonstrates, 10 moves is far too few.
    I would suggest 300 moves.
    That is about 10 games.

    When I first joined I just read the forums for a while, I'm sure most do that.
    300 moves is a month at most for most players.
    300 moves is a lot of moves for people who don't play much or may be higher rated who take longer to move in my humble opinion. I agree that 10 is too few!

    -VR
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  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    @very-rusty said
    300 moves is a lot of moves for people who don't play much or may be higher rated who take longer to move in my humble opinion. I agree that 10 is too few!

    -VR
    300 is too many. I've made 81 moves so far this month.

    If the 10-move threshold does not radically reduce the amount of spam, another measure might be considered.
  10. SubscriberRuss
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    A couple of further tweaks (that need to remain secret) appear to have prevented further abuse, so 10 is good for now.
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    05 Dec '19 18:151 edit
    @Russ

    Ooooh, secret tweaks; trust is good but secret tweaks are better !
  12. Subscriberlemondrop
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    I think you must complete a game before getting forum privileges
  13. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @lemondrop said
    I think you must complete a game before getting forum privileges
    or better still
    an established rating
  14. SubscriberKewpie
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    Just completing a game wouldn't be enough, 3 moves and a resignation wouldn't take long.
  15. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @kewpie said
    Just completing a game wouldn't be enough, 3 moves and a resignation wouldn't take long.
    How about completing one game and donating a pint of blood?
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