General BRO change the way the site operates, TOO many useless spam replies in every mod thread...

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Please put a disclaimer at the top of your page, in big bold text, that says "YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPLY TO ANY POST IN ORDER TO GET THE DOWNLOAD LINK. YOU ONLY NEED to "like" the INITIAL POST TO REVEAL THE SPOILERS! SPAM POSTS WILL BE REMOVED"

EIther that, or just remove the requirement to "like" the post in order to see the download links.

I get why you do it, it's so people who aren't registered with the forum can't download your mods.

Still, I find it VERY difficult to find useful posts on here when it comes to troubleshooting mods or seeing feeeback... If a mod I have is having problems, I often cone to the forum post, and see if anyone else is having problems, or if there's a solution.

This is because users here think you need to actually reply to a post in order to download it, so the topic is filled with pages of spam replies. I have to go through pages of spam replies to find any useful or serious non-spam posts.

It's time to change it so the forum is private, and the requirement to "like" the post in order to see the download link is removed.

Make it so non registered visitors can see the titles of forum posts, but they can't see the content of the posts. This will make it so it will still draw in new users who can see the titles of games they want mods for, and they will be compelled to register, while also cutting down on the amount of spam posts of people who think that you have to reply to a post, in order to see the download links.

Either this, or PLEASE start enforcing anti-spam posts and start handing out warnings and bans.


99% of posts on here are just useless one word or one character replies like "wow" or "cool", "ty" "." "mod" "good". This is a terrible experience. I don't want have to look through 10 pages of little kids posting "wow" or "thx" or "good" to find the one post that is actually useful.

For the love of God, make this change. I'm begging you.
 
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I completely agree. Thank you for this suggestion. I will implement it.
 
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Hi,
I've implemented the change. Thank you for contributing to the forum - I really appreciate it.

Non-registered users won't be able to see links. If you register, then everything will be shown - without needing to "like", or "reply".

I agree with the change, as it makes it easier to manage spam, and makes the forum "cleaner".
 
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Adding on to that, I'll be making a system where users need to be active on the forum in order to use certain mods.

For example, you might need 20 posts in order to use a certain menu - of course spam-free posts.
 
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Adding on to that, I'll be making a system where users need to be active on the forum in order to use certain mods.

For example, you might need 20 posts in order to use a certain menu - of course spam-free posts.
That's great. This is a nice change and I'm sure it will make things a bit easier in terms of receiving troubleshooting / giving feedback.

I know the whole "like this post to reveal the download" thing is normal, which is fine, but a lot of users think you NEED to reply to the post in order to see the links, and that's what prompted me to make this post. Even if you state explicitly, "don't reply, just give us a like.' you are still going to get a lot of confused users who don't realize that and will post a reply anyway, even if it's spam.

I'll try to continue to contribute towards this site and your hard work in constructive ways.

~ thanks!
 
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That's great. This is a nice change and I'm sure it will make things a bit easier in terms of receiving troubleshooting / giving feedback.

I know the whole "like this post to reveal the download" thing is normal, which is fine, but a lot of users think you NEED to reply to the post in order to see the links, and that's what prompted me to make this post. Even if you state explicitly, "don't reply, just give us a like.' you are still going to get a lot of confused users who don't realize that and will post a reply anyway, even if it's spam.

I'll try to continue to contribute towards this site and your hard work in constructive ways.

~ thanks!
Thank you too :D
 

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Wont that make easy for the good people with morals to DMCA/Report download links

:peepohmm:

Also what about the reaction score system..

Im not against this system cuz i know there are a lot of spam comments on my threads.
(Maybe because of the theme cuz one commented that on my post)
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Wont that make easy for the good people with morals to DMCA/Report download links

:peepohmm:

Also what about the reaction score system..

Im not against this system cuz i know there are a lot of spam comments on my threads.
(Maybe because of the theme cuz one commented that on my post)
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No, it'll be just as easy to DMCA links as it was before. People still have to register in order to see links.
 
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Please put a disclaimer at the top of your page, in big bold text, that says "YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPLY TO ANY POST IN ORDER TO GET THE DOWNLOAD LINK. YOU ONLY NEED to "like" the INITIAL POST TO REVEAL THE SPOILERS! SPAM POSTS WILL BE REMOVED"

EIther that, or just remove the requirement to "like" the post in order to see the download links.

I get why you do it, it's so people who aren't registered with the forum can't download your mods.

Still, I find it VERY difficult to find useful posts on here when it comes to troubleshooting mods or seeing feeeback... If a mod I have is having problems, I often cone to the forum post, and see if anyone else is having problems, or if there's a solution.

This is because users here think you need to actually reply to a post in order to download it, so the topic is filled with pages of spam replies. I have to go through pages of spam replies to find any useful or serious non-spam posts.

It's time to change it so the forum is private, and the requirement to "like" the post in order to see the download link is removed.

Make it so non registered visitors can see the titles of forum posts, but they can't see the content of the posts. This will make it so it will still draw in new users who can see the titles of games they want mods for, and they will be compelled to register, while also cutting down on the amount of spam posts of people who think that you have to reply to a post, in order to see the download links.

Either this, or PLEASE start enforcing anti-spam posts and start handing out warnings and bans.


99% of posts on here are just useless one word or one character replies like "wow" or "cool", "ty" "." "mod" "good". This is a terrible experience. I don't want have to look through 10 pages of little kids posting "wow" or "thx" or "good" to find the one post that is actually useful.

For the love of God, make this change. I'm begging you.
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