Originally Posted by Ce1ska
New members should be restricted from posting IMO
I wouldn't mind seeing a policy put in place at News, Views & Gossip under which new posters may not start a new thread unless a mod approves it. A few thoughts about this:
1. The "new poster" shall be defined as someone who had created his/her account in the previous 90 days, or who has fewer than 50 posts.
2. The reason I'd like a mod to be able to approve a thread created by the definition is (1) is that every now and then, a new poster comes in with some important or critical information (e.g. a brainwashdodo type).
3. For at least the next few months, concessions can be made for someone who had to create a new account in the wake of the security breach. I understand that a few veteran members had forgotten their old passwords and now post under new screen names. I would not want to restrict these people.
As has been stated above, many forum sections already have restrictions. Based on the sensitivity or incendiary nature of certain poker news -- e.g. Full Tilt payouts -- I think it would be appropriate to extend this to NVG. The number of horrible new threads seems to spike when bigger poker-related news hits.
Thanks for the consideration.