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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default X Amount of posts required to post in affiliate sites.

I have noticed a few people seem to be posting their own site in our affiates section with very few posts.. meaning that they're pretty much using VT just to advertise. Maybe we could set it so that users require a certain amount of posts to post in that forum.

Another thing I noticed is, people who post their site rarely post a link back to VT, and sometimes there are several hours before an admin comes and removes the links. So maybe we could make all new threads add to the moderation queue.. then it can be sorted before going 'live'.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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I agree. I think threads should have to be approved by senior staff before going public. And 100 posts should be a minimum to do it.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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I agree. I think threads should have to be approved by senior staff before going public. And 100 posts should be a minimum to do it.
Yeah I was thinking either 50 or 100 posts.
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Maybe 50 because that's the what it takes to get a diary. In fact why don't we make it the same as the rule to obtaining a dairy.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: X Amount of posts requited to post in affiliate sites.

I like that idea. Though maybe we should have it as the same requirement as being able to make a social group. That would make things far easier, and I believe it would also make things "safer." I don't think that being here for half of a year and having 500 posts is an outrageous requirement to freely post a link in the affiliates forum.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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I like that idea. Though maybe we should have it as the same requirement as being able to make a social group. That would make things far easier, and I believe it would also make things "safer." I don't think that being here for half of a year and having 500 posts is an outrageous requirement to freely post a link in the affiliates forum.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #7
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Sounds great to me.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #8
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You guys just like it because you already have the requirements. jk

I think it's a good idea, no one would stay around that long JUST to advertise on here.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #9
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I think it's a good idea, no one would stay around that long JUST to advertise on here.
Exactly
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Old September 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #10
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Well, does anyone DISagree with this then? 100 posts should be enough, like rex said, nobody'ed stick around that long to advatize


500 is kinda pushing it, as, plenty of non-spamming, active members have lower post counts

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Old September 9th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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Then they wouldn't mind waiting to post a forum they created.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #12
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Id say 500 posts is a great requirement, but the length you have been here [IMO] doesn;t really affect how dedicated you are.
Then again that comes from a less-than-6-month-VTer
Would my affiliate link be removed?
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #13
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Yes it does. You could easily spam up to 500 posts.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #14
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I agree. I think threads should have to be approved by senior staff before going public. And 100 posts should be a minimum to do it.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #15
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I was thinking the same thing too, sounds like a grand old time guys.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #16
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I'm not a fan of limiting it. The advertisement is mutual and I think the more we have the VT name out the better. By blocking it we're removing any kind of discretion for those with the less X amount of posts.

I don't want to encourage spam and I don't want to get accused of being unfair. It will be just a matter of time before someone complains its unfair they have 300 posts and can't advertise. So I'm leaning to keep things how they are.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #17
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Not to contradict you, but one thing I will point out is, all these sites barely get members from anywhere else than VT. Maybe a few, but how many have signed up here through forums in the affiliates?

Just a thought.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #18
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Not to contradict you, but one thing I will point out is, all these sites barely get members from anywhere else than VT. Maybe a few, but how many have signed up here through forums in the affiliates?

Just a thought.
Yes I'm aware of that and to answer your question, a small number... which is why it doesn't make sense to limit them.

Like with a 500 post limit this site wouldn't be posted:
http://www.virtualteen.org/forums/sh...ad.php?t=19299

or this
http://www.virtualteen.org/forums/sh...ad.php?t=25876

When they are in fact decent sites.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #19
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The first one is a good site. But the second one I don't like to much. First because they posted in that thread and never posted again. I don't think it's right that some people come and post links to thier sites and not come back again, yet they expect us to become an active member of their site.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #20
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Well its not mandatory you join their site and we have a policy on member activity already in place.

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