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Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 07:37:59


almosttricky 
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Maybe the amount of threads you create could be limited to say 5 or 10 per day? I don't see anyone needing to create more threads than that in a day.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 07:38:44


[FCC] Aura Guardian 
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Is there a uservoice for this?

Edited 1/7/2017 07:40:00
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:06:02


almosttricky 
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That's good, neither have I
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:14:46


indibob 
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can't see new posts anyway on the dashboard so why not have some pretty flames.

Edited 1/7/2017 08:17:16
- downvoted post by Жұқтыру
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:20:25


indibob 
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and now coffee cups, a great improvement on those tired old posts
- downvoted post by Жұқтыру
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:23:44


Clint Eastwood 
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Maybe the amount of threads you create could be limited to say 5 or 10 per day? I don't see anyone needing to create more threads than that in a day.


Either that, or raise the level requirement to a higher level. You don't see many lower levels on the forums anyway, so why not raise it? I believe the requirement currently is 4, correct? You can get to level 4 by winning one, literally just one, 1v1 game.
Fizzer says that custom scenario isn't unlocked until level 47 because he doesn't want to see it abused. Well, it would save him a lot of time and energy if he used the same principle for the forums. Level 4 is way too low in my opinion. I would say somewhere around level 30. There would still be trolls, but at least people wouldn't be creating alts and flooding the forums.
Also, next time, try not to make a post about it. All it does is gives them attention. It's like trying to put a fire out with gasoline.

Edit: Seriously, Fizzer, something needs to be done. One troll is fine. But when they keep doing this over and over and over, it begins to ruin the site.

Maybe give each player the option to set a level requirement for messaging them. For example, a player would have to be level 30 to send you mail if you chose to make the settings that way. Or, if you didn't care about getting spammed, you could just leave it at level one. Regardless, something needs to be done--both about the forums, and private messaging. Both are fixable.

Edited 1/7/2017 08:35:58
- downvoted post by Жұқтыру
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:37:22


indibob 
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"Either that, or raise the level requirement to a higher level"

Elitist bullcrap.
One more way to ensure the forums are useless to all but the top players.

As it is, a newbie who comes to the forum with a genuine question or problem can't get his posting seen because of all the upvoted stale crap that's pushed to the top.
Now you want him to not be able to post at all?

SMH, this is meant to be a newbie friendly site.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:45:23


Clint Eastwood 
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^^ No need to be rude, I just didn't think of that. But that is a good point. Maybe have a special section where lower level players can ask questions?

Edited 1/7/2017 08:46:34
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 08:59:51


Belgian Gentleman 
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Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:03:05


Belgian Gentleman 
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Hoe dexterieus
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:04:11


Bayern München is the best!
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Interesting how will Fizzer delete the spam as he said he can't delete threads in my mailbox...
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:06:30


indibob 
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^^sorry, didn't mean to be rude.
Sadly i'm finding this site more and more frustrating though.

A forum should by definition be open to everyone.
It's primary function should be to inform and help.

Nowadays it's not used for that purpose as established players have been given a virtual monopoly of what is shown.

Remember we never got these spam attacks prior to the changes simply because everyone (even the trolls) got to have their say.

You will always have trolls, it used to be ok since they could get their jollies by posting crap and it never really interfered with the forum being a forum.

Nowadays the only way that they can be heard is by doing stuff like this whilst the people who have been penalized are the casual forum user.

Fizzer is to blame sadly for bowing to pressure from the top players and having taken the time to produce his upvoting system i guess he is too proud to admit his mistake

bottom line though is a forum should be open to all equally and it's simply not as it is
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:17:30


indibob 
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The answer is actually pretty simple.

Have downvoting
don't have upvoting.

Then the most recent posts will be displayed regardless of who they are created by and trolls threads can be hidden
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:17:46


wakanarai 
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indibob maybe you forgot that the upvoting system was actually introduced because of all the spamming back in the day from only 1 or 2 players who spammed like 20 full pages in just a matter of 10 minutes on all different sections of the forum.

And what do you mean with
As it is, a newbie who comes to the forum with a genuine question or problem can't get his posting seen because of all the upvoted stale crap that's pushed to the top.

the only way it goes down is by it getting downvoted or just no response on the thread at all but usually the last won't happen if it is in the help section of the forum
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:24:13


indibob 
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not true, if i post a new posting most people wont see it. The dashboard is simply just full of upvoted threads which prevents new posts from being seen

Edited 1/7/2017 09:28:06
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 09:26:21


indibob 
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As to the reason it was introduced, i'm sorry you are wrong it was introduced because of a few posts about cats.
Yes the forum was full of shit but no, we didnt have mass spamming like we have now, it was all separate postings.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 10:00:45


Belgian Gentleman 
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many people already attempted to convince Fizzer of ever implementing a forum thread limit but he won't budge
- downvoted post by Жұқтыру
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 10:27:56


tomjh
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@All: Help forum doesn't have a level cap I think.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 10:30:30

[RE] Lord Kira
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A perfect example, Je ne suis pas Karl Goldberg is a level 10, if the level 30 rule was in place then we would not have this problem. Also, how is determination or time committed (in regards to level) to the game "elitist", it only shows that you enjoy the game or that you have not much time on your hands (in regards to the lower levels, if they have a question they could simply have a different area, as recommended previously).

Regards,

[RE] Lord Kira
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 10:40:16


indibob 
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no, if the level 30 rule was in place then the game would die.

Of course it is elitist to say that because you have been playing here for a year you are more important than someone who joined 2 months ago. Or have more right to post on the public forum.

What's your definition of elitism?
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 18:57:01


Clint Eastwood 
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Dude, I remember what it was like to be a noob. I had tons of questions too. Which is why I said "Maybe have a special section where lower level players can ask questions?"

Edited 1/7/2017 18:57:24
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 19:05:53


Жұқтыру
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if the level 30 rule was in place then the game would die.


...mate, I'm pretty sure that about 20-30 noobs each month ask for help, and them not getting any so easily wouldn't kill game. That said, I don't really see any reason for a higher level for posting anyway if thread limits are put.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 19:08:27

DanWL 
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Here's a weapon that you can use to ignore trolls: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/222938-dans-userscript-hide-threads-replies-poster.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/7/2017 20:41:26


Bayern München is the best!
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Remember when Fizzer lied me he can't delete threads just to keep my inbox spammed...

and now he's ignoring me with the question „How did you delete these threads while you lied me you can't delete threads?“

Edited 1/7/2017 20:41:39
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/8/2017 07:09:18


Japanball
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I don't think Gen and Clans should have a 20 cap. However, a 100pd limit would be excellent. The only circumstance in which one would post 100+ in a day would be if they're trolling.
Here we go again with the forum trolls...: 1/8/2017 07:26:06


Zephyrum 
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A perfect example, Je ne suis pas Karl Goldberg is a level 10, if the level 30 rule was in place then we would not have this problem. Also, how is determination or time committed (in regards to level) to the game "elitist", it only shows that you enjoy the game or that you have not much time on your hands (in regards to the lower levels, if they have a question they could simply have a different area, as recommended previously).


This is a joke, right? You're level 49, and most of it probably comes out of a lucky diplo victory. You can't speak much about level being commitment, lest you want to admit you're a lousy player.

Hell, I'm a lot less committed than most people 56-60 are, and look at my level.

Pretty much what indibob says sums it up. Even though mass spams did happen before the vote change, it were mostly mailbox junk and happened 3~4 times. Immediately after the voting system we had 15 days of nearly daily spamming. If you keep trying to downsize people they'll just go louder and louder to fight back.

If anything needs to be added, it's just a cooldown of some minutes to post a new thread, and that's just about it. I'm sure nobody needs to post more than one thread every ten minutes anyway. They can just use the same one, or post on an existing thread. Any more silencing systems is just going to make the trolls want to troll more, and make more people bubble inside the forums alone shitting their badly unfunny references about their oh-so-amazing strategic penis map WR 16%.
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