I agree with fred!
I'm very confused, actually, and still can't figure out why trolls & shills (perfectly obvious
from their first
posts) were allowed and then encouraged
to crap all over the Oslo thread.
One minute it's supposed to be 'introduce or be instantly banned', the next they're being indulged repeatedly — even after Simon's request not to feed them
— to now be locked?
So the only message that sends is they achieved their purpose after all
I can understand using their own bogus claims etc. as a means to further demonstrate and prove our findings, but not to actually play their
game. No one can control
trolls, it's like herding cats: can't be done.
The only solution is to auto-block
newbs from hot topics first
until they've passed certain qualifiers.
Sorry if I missed something somewhere, but I don't understand why there isn't some way on this forum to restrict newbies to specific topics/areas until they've made a required number of 'qualifying' posts. I've seen that done effectively on other forums, they're simply automatically
blocked from full member areas until at least 5-10 appropriate comments on general access threads are posted. Prevention is always better than cure; saves member aggravation as well as unnecessary work for admin
Isn't that do-able here?
And can we please have those last pages of the Oslo thread cleared & re-opened soon?