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post #496 of 546
Small detail, but move the stuff from the very top down a bit... I probably click on subscriptions more than anything and having it all the way in a small corner isn't helpful:

post #497 of 546

A little suggestion out of the perspective of a newbie. I know it's important to keep trolls away and stuff, but it is quite annoying to wait for moderation to activate every single new post, especially if that takes nineteen hours. It kind of makes the content obsolete when threads continue. I do not know this from other forums or platforms, actually. 

post #498 of 546
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Originally Posted by zeBanker View Post

A little suggestion out of the perspective of a newbie. I know it's important to keep trolls away and stuff, but it is quite annoying to wait for moderation to activate every single new post, especially if that takes nineteen hours. It kind of makes the content obsolete when threads continue. I do not know this from other forums or platforms, actually. 

I have enjoyed lurking on Styleforum for more than a year already, I even have the site listed in my favorites and I could never quite put my finger on why I always felt hesitant and uncomfortable about registering.

 

I think your post puts a finger right on the button, heavy moderation. I suddenly realize what the problem is now. There is very little criticism of clothing manufacturers or their retailers here. Now that you mention the heavy moderation it suddenly strikes me as odd that there is so much enthusiasm about branded clothing, and yet never a bad experience.

 

It has always been great to access this site, and I read virtually every post in the "Men's Style" forum. The views and opinions about fashion are great I guess, but as a consumer I also want to read about problems and warnings about products and services to avoid in the fashion industry.

 

Now that I know this is basically an enthusiast's site, and not really a consumer's site, I guess I can join safely and not worry too much about excessive moderation. If I want balanced consumer related information there are loads of options.

 

Thanks Styleforum, great site, and I am really quite happy I have finally decided to join.

post #499 of 546
It would be way more useful if the 'Recent Images In This Thread' view all feature in WAYWT threads would sort from newest to oldest
post #500 of 546
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Originally Posted by zeBanker View Post

A little suggestion out of the perspective of a newbie. I know it's important to keep trolls away and stuff, but it is quite annoying to wait for moderation to activate every single new post, especially if that takes nineteen hours. It kind of makes the content obsolete when threads continue. I do not know this from other forums or platforms, actually. 

I second this. I can understand needing to approve the first post to make sure the user isn't a spammer, but I've posted several times now and have been registered for two YEARS and still have to deal with getting approval for every post with images.
post #501 of 546
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Originally Posted by nautikal View Post


I second this. I can understand needing to approve the first post to make sure the user isn't a spammer, but I've posted several times now and have been registered for two YEARS and still have to deal with getting approval for every post with images.

 

 

Yes, and this is especially annoying if you are in the BS forum where the seller is the one who is most inconvenienced.

 

There have been items I have been interested in which I just don't bother with because posting questions takes forever.

 

At least allow new members to post questions on the BS without the wait.

post #502 of 546
It'd be pretty cool to find out how many people (not necessarily which people) have you on ignore.
post #503 of 546

I completely apologize if this has been discussed before, but given the age of internet speeds we live in and the demographic that browses styleforum, I think the default posts/page ratio should change. Frankly, I don't see any reason all users shouldn't default to the max 100 posts per page, most of the posts are actually not image heavy.

I specifically raise this because I happened to casually mention this in the KentWang affiliate thread, and was surprised that members senior than myself had no idea that was even an option. 15 posts per page is torture if you are a heavy user, and those are the kinds of folks (myself included) we should be catering to.

post #504 of 546
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Originally Posted by zeBanker View Post

A little suggestion out of the perspective of a newbie. I know it's important to keep trolls away and stuff, but it is quite annoying to wait for moderation to activate every single new post, especially if that takes nineteen hours. It kind of makes the content obsolete when threads continue. I do not know this from other forums or platforms, actually. 

I second this as well... it is quite frustrating when replying to threads and really turns me off of the site.

 

How long you have to be a member or how many posts you need to have before every one isn't held in some random queue for moderation?

 

I don't have the time to contribute several posts a day or more to the forum so for low-number posters like myself this process is excruciatingly slow. It would be nice to have some sort of email confirmation (or something) to determine whether or not a member is a spammer etc, and then after that allow full access to the site.  

post #505 of 546

I can't make a new thread in the marketplace forum as a new user. That's quite annoying

post #506 of 546
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Originally Posted by True Story View Post

I can't make a new thread in the marketplace forum as a new user. That's quite annoying

Pretty much every forum I've been a part of has some sort of requirement for new members before they can participate or even view the buy/sell forum area. It's to keep scammers away and also prevent people from registering for the sole purpose of milking the forum for financial gain, as opposed to contributing in a meaningful manner.
post #507 of 546
Wrong thread
Edited by bdeuce22 - 2/4/13 at 7:30am
post #508 of 546

Build a better web reputation system.

 

That or use a machine learning algorithm on your back-end to score posts by their quality.

research.microsoft.com/pubs/149430/p19-wanas.pdf

post #509 of 546

i'll have to second...third...reiterate...i suppose, the whole having to wait for approval to post as a new user.  it's very hard to become part of the community let alone  a discussion as a member new to the site.  sometimes it takes almost a day, even longer at times, to post only to have your contribution lost.


Edited by omgmarclol - 2/20/13 at 8:42pm
post #510 of 546
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Originally Posted by omgmarclol View Post

i'll have to second...third...reiterate...i suppose, the whole having to wait for approval to post as a new user.  it's very hard to become part of the community let alone  a discussion as a member new to the site.  sometimes it takes almost a day, even longer at times, to post only to have your contribution lost.
That isn't caused by the need for approval, and is not unique to this forum. Most forum's are quite cliquey, and regardless of how quickly you post, vast majority of posts are ignored and eventually lost.
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