Trash the Stampede wrote:
Have we addressed that the fact that anyone can create an entry has apparently resulted in “THOUSANDS”- quote Cyber6x, of entries that either have nothing in them, or are made to take up space on our beautiful website? I tried to make a thread to address these entries specifically by name for entry moderators to look at them but was shot down. I’m not sure how, but something needs to be put in place to prevent users from Joining, creating an entry with no content for their own amusement, and then leaving their account dormant forever, especially when those entries appear in the “trending” bar.
The problem is that that’s pretty much impossible.
See, the first thing is, how are we supposed to control that? They aren’t technically breaking the rules unless it’s porn/gore. And besides, how do we determine it? Based on articles they’ve written? Some users haven’t even written an article (or written not-so-great ones in the past, in their early days) but are still important members in the KYM community, who are often the critics that the rest look to. Besides, banning based on one article then leaving is a bad idea. They might come back later and be useful and productive. I left for almost two years and just came back. Maybe I posted a comment or forum post once or twice in between. I would have been pissed if I was banned for inactivity, which is pretty much what you’re suggesting.
The other problem is, we can’t stop them from posting it. The best we can do is force them to pull up the Entry Submission Guidelines, which we do already. Trolls and idiots alike will just ignore the whole page and post anyways.
This is a problem we’ve had since the beginning that we can’t really do much about with our current assets. Trust me, you’re not the only one that’s bothered by it. Most of the old members are irritated by it, too.