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Daily user post limit

Post by potku » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:02 pm

I searched for this but found nothing. If there's a topic for this already that I missed, I apologize. :)

Would there be a way to have an EXT that would limit the amount of user's daily posts? Group permissions would be a nice bonus. :)

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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by david63 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:41 pm

Is that not somewhat contradicting the purpose of a forum? Perhaps if you could explain the reasoning behind the request it might make more sense.

It could be done now if you were prepared to moderate all posts but I suspect that is not the way that you want to go.
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Post by potku » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:50 pm

That's a valid question.

We have a new user that has posted almost 100 posts in just two days. Is he a troll? Possibly... But we like to be careful in pointing fingers. Thus, limiting the post count to, say, 50 per day would be more than generous. And even 30 posts per day should suffice for everyone (on some days, I post maybe that much, but that's rare), even if it were just for a while (trolls and the likes usually don't last very long).
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Post by david63 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:13 pm

One way that you could do it now would be to set up another group that required all posts to be approved, and once you can trust them then move them out of that group.
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Post by potku » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:21 pm

That's a good suggestion, but since he would be the only one in that group, that wouldn't seem totally fair... And he certainly would contact us asking what has changed and why.
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:33 am

are his posts relevant? are they spam? or what?

if he is making relevant posts then I would be happy to have someone that posted that much.

the more content you have the better. the more one person posts the more others will follow hopefully.


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Post by potku » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:32 am

I would hold a party for him if his posts were actually good reading. Unfortunately, that is not the case. What this young man does is he posts meaningless posts in topics, some of which haven't been active in more than 10 years, without commenting other users' posts at all. That's not discussion, that's more like posting for posting's sake. It's like he is trying to up his post count for some reason.

Potku.net is a martial arts community where the average member is 30-50 years old and has 10-40 years of experience in martial arts. That sets a certain standard for discussions, whether they are about martial arts or life in general. This 21-year old has very little experience in life and martial arts. There's nothing wrong with that by itself, but when he posts about 50 posts a day, it does hurt our community. For the past few days, he has been responsible for more than 30% of recent posts. I applaude the enthusiasm, but quality is always more important than quantity.

Now, I don't know anything about coding, but I would think this kind of EXT would be possible to code. Hopefully someone does so. :)
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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by SalazarAG » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:43 am

Setting up to approve messages would be most appropriate. I do not think that any administrator of the forum should limit the number of messages posted by the user.

Also, if the user is writing too many messages without content you can warn or suspend it as a way to punish him.
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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by 3Di » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:47 am

Fair enough, I second you.
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Post by KevC » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:07 am

Setting up to approve messages would be most appropriate. I do not think that any administrator of the forum should limit the number of messages posted by the user.

Also, if the user is writing too many messages without content you can warn or suspend it as a way to punish him.
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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by potku » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:52 am

Guys, I appreciate your input, but... :)

Mod queue is a useful tool for many sites, I am sure. We don't do that, though. It's too much work, and our users should be able to post in 0.1 seconds. This is not a matter of opinion, it's a fact. It's our site, so that's how we roll. :)

Limiting daily post count to 50 would be - as I said - more than generous. I - as the most active contributor - have never posted 50 posts in a day. So, limiting daily post count to 50 would hurt only one person - and that's exactly the point. And actually I would set the limit to 30, because that 50 is already doing damage. Besides me (and this new user), nobody has ever posted 30 posts in a day on our site. Potku.net is a not a drive-by site. Potku.net is a board where participating in most discussions requires a lot of time and energy. Thus, posting 30 posts in a day would be a full-time job - unless someone posts meaningless posts, which is what is happening right now and which is the reason I am humbly wishing for an EXT. We do have some lighter topics, but there aren't that many of them, and they are not that popular. Our users are, in that sense, serious and in-depth. So, 30 posts a day would not be a problem except for this youngen. And that would be the idea.

There's a huge difference in my opinion whether the system (EXT) does something or an actual person (Moderator) does something. The latter makes it a lot more personal. We don't operate that way.

So, the best and only way to go would be an EXT. Hopefully someone with the ability to code will see the same need. :)
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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by BF79 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:06 pm

me too I want this ext Daily user post limit !! YES PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by oliverfr » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:26 pm

If bringing a 2017 topic back from the dead isn't too weird, I would also tend to believe this would be a useful feature.

The context I have in mind: a board in which I am a helper was struck several times by smartly configured bots that shared with us their love for pornography *cough*
I say "smartly configured" because it didn't trigger antispam warnings in terms of keywords or even dodgy-looking URLs. But the harm was done, by the time a moderator could ban the user and purge the forum, there were 20 or 30 posts in one of the subforums, either replies or new posts.

The way I perceived it at that time: it would have been great if there had been an option to assign to a chosen group (typically here: newly registered, but one might fight different reasons, for instance, a group for warned users, etc) a limit of 3 posts, per user, per forum, per day. That would have reduced the amount of pollution to which people's eyes would have been exposed.

Just my two cents, I was passing by after a google search for something else, have a good day people! :)

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Re: Daily user post limit

Post by 3Di » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:48 am

oliverfr wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:26 pm
it would have been great if there had been an option to assign to a chosen group (typically here: newly registered, but one might fight different reasons, for instance, a group for warned users, etc) a limit of 3 posts, per user, per forum, per day. That would have reduced the amount of pollution to which people's eyes would have been exposed.
The newly registered users group was added at 3.0.6 as a means to prevent spammers or new members from posting freely on the board after registering.: how-to-use-the-post-count-to-limit-forum-access

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