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Selfish Heathen
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Zone of Pain
2019-06-10, 17:44

FWIW, I hope my terse meme-y image-only reply to the suggestion of requiring introductory essays was read with the implied layer of sarcasm.

I do not want to gate new users that much.

Another idea to borrow from some other forums, though, would be to require an introduction post in a (probably new) forum before replying everywhere is unlocked. No hard limit. Just "say hello" and move on. That would be much a lower barrier, and it's a start at weeding out some of the bots and spammers who can currently post anywhere from the start.

The quality of this board depends on the quality of the posts. The only way to guarantee thoughtful, informative discussion is to write thoughtful, informative posts. AppleNova is not a real-time chat forum. You have time to compose messages and edit them before and after posting.