I'm pretty close to the 50 now Though aren't business forums all about networking? I always see it as odd when people are on forums just to promote
Dave the reason we introduced the 50 post requirement was to help keep out spammers who just want to post so that they can get a link in their sig.
Thanks Dave, introducing the new signature rules has helped greatly to improve the quality of posts made on the forum and it has reduced the time required to remove annoying spam.
The new forum rule is introduced to minimize spam posts who just make a single post or two, get a signature link and then run away.
This way, it's easy for the mods and admins to differentiate which member do a false sig and the legit ones...
Totally agreed I try and keep coming back to all the forums I'm on as regularly as I can do This ones a pretty good place to be around
Excellent thing you've done here Fergal, will definitely reduce the amount of spam registrations Business Advice Forum receives and will stop those members signing up just to receive a free signature link on a popular forum, this is a very good idea and I will definitely be requesting a signature link once I have made the required amount of posts on Business Advice Forum.
Good call Fergal! I appreciate all of your help with creating and managing this Forum. Personally, I just like using this forum as a reading escape. I enjoy reading other people's stories. Every once in a while, I'll see an opportunity that I could help out and I do. Thank you.
Grumpy & Yanni, thanks for your support and positive replies. Implementing this has really helped to reduce spam and to improve the quality of posts here on the forum. I'd love to be able to give everyone signature links straight away, but unfortunately allowing that results in more spam posts than we can comfortably find the time to remove.
Hi Fergal, about the
If i get 50 quality posts here, than may i know how long my free signature period will last?Send me a PM requesting permission to add a link to your signature, once you have made at least 50 helpful posts on our forums.
We have all been to forums where you have to scroll through pages and pages of nonsense to find a post even worth reading, let alone submitting a comment.
IMO there is a strong relationship between the difficulty of signature link posting and the quality and relevance of posts on threads.
It seems it is the way most of the forums are going these days. I agree Fergus and keep up the strong line on spam.