An interesting idea that cuts back on delinquent members
I joined another forum just the other day which turns out to have a massive community. Well, they're using an idea to make sure members who join that aren't legitimate and going to spam the hell out of the forums can't do it. At least not entirely. They use an initiation period where new members can only access a single initiation forum and cannot view or access the main forum. Members who wish to eventually fully join have to post introductory threads and whatever else before they are accepted by the moderators (by the mod's discretion) into the main forum.
I'm not saying we need to use this. I just thought it was an interesting concept.
edit - i suppose in our case, as I just realized, this wouldnt be fair to the people who just want to ask a question and leave. But ya, like i said, i only brought this up for discussion really.
Killing under the cloak of war is no different than murder
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