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    Thanks Spam removed from Forum Rules

    Because we changed the system for processing applications, we have rendered what is regarded as "Thanks Spam" obsolete.
    If you want to express your thanks to something, THANK AWAY!


    (Yeah, I thought it was kind of a stupid rule anyway. It's extremely hard to enforce and a little bit brutal. So we've removed it!)

    HOWEVER.

    REMEMBER THAT WE LOOK AT YOUR POST HISTORY WHEN YOU APPLY FOR A LEAFRE COMMUNITY ACCOUNT.
    IF YOUR POST HISTORY IS FILLED WITH SPAM OR FILLED WITH A LOT OF THANKS POSTS AND/OR LACKS ROBUSTNESS, WE CAN/WILL REJECT IT.


    Note: All previous infractions for Thanks Spam will remain on your records since they apply to the rules prior to the amendment. If you didn't read the rules, you only have yourself to blame!

    WHAT IS THIS NEW PROCESS?
    New members are forced to look at this thread after registration. Additionally, post history is reviewed when users submit their application.

    WHY DOES THIS WORK?
    Read this post.

    Thank you!

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    The Leafre Staff
    Last edited by Crowbait; 12-23-2011 at 05:19 AM.

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    What's the new system for processing applications?

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Gift received at 12-14-2013, 03:59 AM from KremeChocoCelebrate!
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    Awww. No more Reports for spamming people anymore?
    Watch this cause massive amounts of thanks spam that no one can do anything about, since we can't report it
    ban/infaction rate is gonna go WAYYYY down.

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Gift received at 08-14-2012, 10:22 AM from KremeChoco
    Thanks!
    ./derp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox1219 View Post
    Awww. No more Reports for spamming people anymore?
    Watch this cause massive amounts of thanks spam that no one can do anything about, since we can't report it
    ban/infaction rate is gonna go WAYYYY down.
    Thanks spam isn't the only thing that is considered spam.
    They can go ahead and say thanks. But let's just say they were thrown into a pit saying if you thanks spam, that wont help you with your application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KremeChoco View Post
    Thanks spam isn't the only thing that is considered spam.
    They can go ahead and say thanks. But let's just say they were thrown into a pit saying if you thanks spam, that wont help you with your application.
    Wanna tell us how the Application processing was changed? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deception View Post
    Wanna tell us how the Application processing was changed? :O
    When a member registers, they are forced into this thread: http://leafre.net/showthread.php?425...-Level-and-You

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    Quote Originally Posted by KremeChoco View Post
    When a member registers, they are forced into this thread: http://leafre.net/showthread.php?425...-Level-and-You
    Silly Kreme.
    They've already proven they can't read, they won't read this, either.

    You've got to make them take a test on this before they even apply.
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    I dont think "you fucking suck scrublord, buy some wards and stop feeding like a nubsie-pubsie or I'll skullfuck your dad." is a statement of friendship.
    -/r/leagueoflegends

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    i'm dumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox1219 View Post
    Awww. No more Reports for spamming people anymore?
    Watch this cause massive amounts of thanks spam that no one can do anything about, since we can't report it
    ban/infaction rate is gonna go WAYYYY down.
    Nah, it's all good. Here's why it works:

    1. As Andy just mentioned, new members are forced to view this thread once they have completed registration. It clearly states that post history will be reviewed when they submit their application. This raises awareness to new members.
    2. Because we view post history when users submit applications, it renders Thanks Spam infractions obsolete. Because we can quickly pull up a user's post history, we can decide whether to A) accept them B) reject them or C) ban them. (Note: Usually, C) is reserved for people who are in a rush to get an account ASAP and create posts that are generally useless and short.)
    3. The primary reason that people spam is in order to gain an account (as mentioned in point 2). Having this off of the table, the only reasons why a hypothetical user would spam is to gain points in the Marketplace or to just be annoying. These are of slightly less importance spam-wise - the applications are the serious part.
    4. As I mentioned before, Thanks Spam is extremely hard to enforce and it discourages some people from having fun in the forums. Imagine a potentially awesome user whose first post matches their criteria for Thanks Spam. I give them an infraction, and they get scared off. That's one good member lost to poor forum legislation.

    Will the infraction rate go down? Yes, since a majority of infractions given are Thanks Spam related.
    Will the ban rate go down? Probably not. As you just mentioned, @Raul, some really fucking stupid users will not read the thread outlined in point 1, and will ignorantly post like madmen. And I give them what they deserve once I review their post histoy, a 3+ day ban - making them wait even longer than they would have if they had read the first thread.

    However, @Firefox1219, thank you so much for reporting people, it really makes my job easier and it helps the community.
    Last edited by Crowbait; 12-23-2011 at 05:14 AM.

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    Bleh, I agree on this. it was confusing since andy and eric would infract people on thanks spam and I would simply warn. I Guess i was too soft enforcing it.

    Either way, hopefully these kids read the damn thread.

 

 
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