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Re: Self promotion

Postby blinddrew » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:29 pm

True, but that would be an impressive level of dedication to get to a point where you're spamming to a very limited audience. I'd be inclined to applaud that level of commitment (no matter how misplaced). :)
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Re: Self promotion

Postby ore_terra » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:31 pm

Wonks wrote:But you only need to spend an hour on word association and you're there. Posts there still add to your count and you don't need any real interaction with the community.
well... I didnt get into that post until last week, so I was just the opposite case: more than 50 posts and none in word association :shh:
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Re: Self promotion

Postby Wonks » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:35 pm

I'm just saying that a limit like 50 is easy to achieve in a short space of time, and then you're free to post spam in other forums here. It's probably not usual spammer behaviour to do that, but someone just very keen on self-promotion could try it out.
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Re: Self promotion

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:19 pm

Wonks wrote:but someone just very keen on self-promotion could try it out.

Indeed. We cannot know in advance of a trial, but my personal belief is that there would be the occasional PIB who would be a nuisance but not enough of them to spoil it for everyone else - much like the rest of the site in fact. And of course we could always let Folderol loose on them.

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Re: Self promotion

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:01 pm

:thumbup: I certainly condone the concept of a sub-forum, as anything that helps community spirit I am in favour of (within reason).

We can indeed create a new sub-forum that has the same permissions as Musician's Lounge, namely it is only seen by registered members, and would still be subject to the new members' 3 post approval before you can freely post in it.

With a bit of jiggery-pokery we could ensure its topics do not show in the Latest Forum Activity righthand sidebar.

We could create a back-office 'group' for the Self-Promotion sub-forum so that only members of this group could post there. Then we could filter the membership and copy every member with 'nn' current posts and assign them to the new group. Mods and Admins could then manually add members after initial setup, or whenever someone contacts the Mod team and asks "how do I post in that great SP forum?" -- via a suitable sticky telling them to send a PM to the mods or use the Report This Post function (exclamation mark ! in a circle to the right of the topic/reply title).


I think a sub-forum is far better than sticky post(s) in ML, as it keeps each item separated and people can respond to just that topic and it'd be obvious, whereas stuff can get lost in these multi-page topics (and technically, they are a nightmare for the forum database and our caching mechanisms to handle correctly, so I don't wish to encourage even more of such threads).

I'm sure we could get it working. Hugh, what sayeth yee?
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Re: Self promotion

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:02 pm

Self-Promotion
***NOT YET ACTIVATED - COMING SOON*** --

Many thanks indeed.

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Re: Self promotion

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:02 pm

Ran out of time to configure it fully so keeping locked until ready.
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Re: Self promotion

Postby blinddrew » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:13 pm

Excellent, gives me time to get my spambot ready.

If only I had something to promote. :(
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Re: Self promotion

Postby ore_terra » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:16 pm

where is it? I cant see it
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Re: Self promotion

Postby blinddrew » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:51 pm

I think they set the post limit at 4000 ;)
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Re: Self promotion

Postby garrettendi » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:56 pm

Yeah I can't see it either. Presumably not everyone has been added in yet.

...Or I'm just not "community minded" enough! :lol:
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Re: Self promotion

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:03 pm

The clue is in the only topic there which says: Not Activated.
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Re: Self promotion

Postby Folderol » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:02 am

Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I can't see a topic that says Not Activated :(
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Re: Self promotion

Postby zenguitar » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:14 am

Folderol wrote:Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I can't see a topic that says Not Activated :(

That's because you should be looking at the forum index where you will see a sub-forum that say's 'Not Activated'

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Re: Self promotion

Postby blinddrew » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 am

Suspect that's mods and special people only though, nothing visible here.
Not that this matters of course, because it's inactive. :)
I should really go and do some work.
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