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It's interesting that WebmasterWorld is accused of being 'old fashioned' in this respect
do the moderators really need to delete the URL and send a private message like telling off a child? Just modify the post silently.
all you've got to do is block URLs and emails from being posted by new people -- eg anyone with less than 50 posts. you can write an easy little script for that, it doesn't have to involve any work for the mods at all. when new people post URLs you simply return an error and ask them to remove them.
anyone with more than 50 posts will probably want to stay, and will know by then that dropping spam will get them banned, so they wont do it.
joined:Dec 9, 2001
all you've got to do is block URLs and emails from being posted by new people
Different wording, same thought ... Kaled floated this suggestion about a hundred posts ago, so let's give credit where it's due.
spend some time in the wealth of content to see why nolinks actually works!
So far this thread is just circular prattle - it has not advanced one iota. I posted a sensible basis for discussion that was completely ignored by everyone except buckworks who missed the point entirely. If no one has anything original to say, then it's time this thread was closed.
Let's look at this problem sensibly instead of arguing...
1. We don't want spammers or self-promotion.
2. We all find the current rules to be inconvenient.
I would say that is a pretty healthy weight of opinion for the status quo?
[edited by: pageoneresults at 11:43 am (utc) on May 28, 2010]
The status quo is mostly old school WebmasterWorld Members who are used to the old ways.
15 FOR ALLOWING URLS
20 FOR SOME SORT OF MIDDLE GROUND
46 FOR STATUS QUO