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  • Infopro
    I agree. I like off topic chat on any forum, but, there are a few threads here in the off topic lounge that we merge in all new user posts that smell like spam. Post counts are not active in that forum either. So, a new user that posts over and over in the off topic lounge, is running up his posts, as Jared mentioned. I like chatting, but do think we should keep out and let the new folks do it. The spammers will show themselves here quick enough. Good idea, Jared.
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  • JaredR.
    [QUOTE]a new user that posts over and over in the off topic lounge, is running up his posts
    Well, he thinks he is running up his posts. :) I also think it is best to be very vague about what sections do and do not contribute to post count. The only reason we usually see that a user would be concerned about post count, is wanting the ability to edit his profile, usually to add a signature. The first stop most spammers make after registering, is to try to edit the profile to add a sig. We don't want to inadvertently teach them how to run up enough post count to get the ability to edit the profile.
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  • Infopro
    Funniest thing about the 5 posts thing? It's been mentioned in the rules, for several years now. Who reads rules though? Especially the very, last, line. :D
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  • JaredR.
    I admit I didn't realize it was listed in the rules, either. I'm OK with not exactly advertising it though. :) That's less important, though, than helping them figure out which sections count, and which don't.
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  • Shavaun
    Not to be the devil's advocate, but... one of the things that impressed me the most when I was researching cPanel was the community involvement. If the post counts aren't affected by our involvement in such threads (and assuming nothing is posted that would be inappropriate for an employee to post), I do not see any harm, only benefit. Is there something else that is a concern?
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  • Infopro
    Not enough of a concern that you can't post whenever wherever you like, no. Please do! :) I can't speak for the mean guy that started this thread but... [:)] cPanel Community involvement is a big thing indeed. I'd love to see more chat threads in the lounge. Off topic, but technology related preferred of course. So is registering here to spam. Some of the stuff posted to the lounge by new users is posted there as they have no clue what cPanel is, they joined because this forum has a high PR rank they want in on, so they need to post somewhere and fit in. Not here though. You need at least 5 posts to show up on that list, and to add a signature and homepage in your profile and many more things. So, some will join, post, try to edit profile and find they can't, try to figure out why: What to do, what to do. Post more! :) But as you can see by that thread, this thread: And this latest new user: not much off topic chatter going on in there, looking at thread replies totals. Just new users wanting a post count or to spam. Please, please, please, feel free to start new threads there in the Lounge to chat with community. Love to see it! It is more than anything else though, a honeypot. It works really good for that.
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