We saw another knucklehead start an OP this morning, only to have his post quickly negged so his points are well below 0. This happens all too often, IMHO.
I’ve seen a new user get to 100 points after 24 hours and then start a stupid or inflammatory OP. This is typically a troll who quickly creates another new “creative” username, gets to 100 points by the next day, and starts another worthless OP. When new users and their “this is my first post, be gentle” ask some feelingsball question, it’s just nails on this chalkboard.
It’s too easy for trolls and inexperienced users to start an OP. We have a great culture here and it takes a bit to understand the banter, adjust to the rhythm, and follow the insides jokes. As such, I would like to request that the Mods raise the level to start an OP. I suggest the following thresholds:
Users must be registered for
6 months90 days (?)
- Users must have 500 points
Justification: After this much time and comment participation, we can weed out the trolls and integrate the newbies. Newbies can always “Thread jack, someone please post this (topic)”. Trolls will be trolls, but we can at least hide their comments on the web.
So, let’s use this as a petition. In the comments below, let the Mods know how your thoughts about this request.
edit: updated the time as 6 months appears harsh and could be bad for business.