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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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    20 Nov '19 10:23
    @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. SubscriberPonderableonline
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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
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    29 Nov '19 07:13
    @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.
  5. 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
  6. Subscribermoonbus
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    05 Dec '19 16:11
    @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.
  7. SubscriberRuss
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    05 Dec '19 16:14
    A couple of further tweaks (that need to remain secret) appear to have prevented further abuse, so 10 is good for now.
  8. Subscribermoonbus
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    05 Dec '19 18:151 edit
    @Russ

    Ooooh, secret tweaks; trust is good but secret tweaks are better !
  9. Subscriberlemondrop
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    05 Dec '19 18:25
    I think you must complete a game before getting forum privileges
  10. Subscriberlemondrop
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    06 Dec '19 19:57
    @lemondrop said
    I think you must complete a game before getting forum privileges
    or better still
    an established rating
  11. SubscriberKewpie
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    08 Dec '19 03:30
    Just completing a game wouldn't be enough, 3 moves and a resignation wouldn't take long.
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    08 Dec '19 22:06
    @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?
  13. Subscribermoonbus
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    09 Dec '19 19:14
    @kewpie said
    Just completing a game wouldn't be enough, 3 moves and a resignation wouldn't take long.
    There is the recent case of @Dariusz, who started a thread with two initial posts, then disapparrated, having started one game which he timed-out after two moves. I'm guessing that is the sort of thing Russ wants to see less of. I don't think it's about the content of the threads; I think it's probably more about cluttering up server memory with dummy accounts.
  14. Subscribermoonbus
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    09 Dec '19 19:15
    @handyandy said
    How about completing one game and donating a pint of blood?
    Make that a pint of Guinness, and you're on !
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    09 Dec '19 22:41
    @moonbus said
    300 is too many. I've made 81 moves so far this month.
    I've made zero moves this month.
    My point is that when you come to RHP it is to play chess.
    The forums are an added bonus that you gradually get into.

    Anyone who wants to post straight away is, in my opinion,
    almost certainly someone using a second account.
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