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Marketplace asset or liability

Discussion in 'Staff Room' started by smeagain, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. smeagain

    smeagain Distinguished Member Webmaster

    Seeing the percentage of Topics in the "Marketplace" that get deleted as Spam plus the very limited benefit of those remaining, do we think this Section of the Forum is more a liability than an asset.

    I feel it just encourages and creates posts that are either outright Spam or of no benefit in a serious Webmasters environment.

    I propose that "Marketplace" is removed from the Forum.
  2. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Rather then removing the forum, why not disable link posting for members with less then 10 posts. For the market place forum only.

    This should reduce spam

    If this does not work we can think of another way forward
  3. neilrbowen

    neilrbowen Member Webmaster

    I was thinking the same as gkd_uk.

    We can do a few good things to improve it;

    I like the idea of post requirments but how about something more realistic (25?)
    And only allowing members to post once per week.

    I was also considering something to auto delete any posts where a user has posted the url 3 times or more in one day, not sure if that might be dangerous though!
  4. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    I think we should start off with the 25 post limit and see how it goes.

    Lets see what other mods/admins think?
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2008

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