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  • How many posts required for access??

    I've heard a rumor that even though I've registered for the site I have to make a certain number of posts before I can access the full list of forums. Can someone confirm/deny this particular rumor, provide the required number of posts and perhaps shed some insight as to why this may be the case??

    thx. JRT

  • #2
    Yep, the rumor is true. We went through a period of spam attacks here at ODD and this was a policy that grew out of necessity. By restricting viewership of certain forums to full members, we immediately saw a decrease in verbal attacks, anti-hunting diatribes, and people who were only here to spew political rhetoric. The forums that are reserved for members are the trapping and general dicussion forums, as these were the biggest magnets for trouble makers. New members are automatically promoted to members after 21 days and 10 posts. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    • #3
      Post Padding

      Thanks Brian. Here's another post. Please add this one to my total! Too bad about the spammers...

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      • #4
        Yeah, it was a major source of frustration, especially for our volunteer team of moderators that are charged with keeping the peace here. We have an AWESOME community of members here, but for a while there....sheesh, it was getting out of hand. Thanks for your understanding.

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        • #5
          <grin>


          Oh....Sometimes it still gets outta hand....

          (since we're post padding....
          “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ― H.S.T.
          "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."

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          • #6
            ......I figgered I'd join in)
            “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ― H.S.T.
            "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
              <grin>


              Oh....Sometimes it still gets outta hand....
              You don't say? And what might you know about that??

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              • #8
                Nada thang officer....

                <grin>


                Nada thang.....
                “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ― H.S.T.
                "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."

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                • #9
                  I guess i need to stop lurking!

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                  • #10
                    Brian, being forum admin how much time does monitoring this site take on a daily basis. I imagine reading everything everyday consumes quite a bit of time!
                    The Alaska Life www.facebook.com/thealaskalife
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                    • #11
                      hunt - Well, first of all I would be here a lot anyhow, so I can't really blame that on being the admin. As admin I have to spend some time dealing with log-in problems and such, but the moderator team does so much that I don't have to spend countless hours here reading every post. I moderate a few forums, but there are others that I only visit as a member unless there is something that needs my attention. The rest of the moderators can edit posts or do other tasks to keep the forums running smoothly, so they make my job easy! Hmmm...I'd say I'm on here at least an hour a day, sometimes more, sometimes a bit less. All of it a joy (well, most of it)!

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                      • #12
                        Hey Brian
                        Buddy you will never convince me that moderating some of the discussions in the general topics area is fun! Most of the time I'm left feeling angry, bitterly disappointed and drained. Some are very interesting though.
                        BHA Member
                        Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
                        The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

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                        • #13
                          Rick, if you only read General Discussion you might feel that way with a lot of the sword-slashing that really doesn't benefit anyone, but you have to admit that most of whats on here is first class info on the great outdoors of AK!
                          Later! KRM
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                          • #14
                            Hunt
                            Agreed totally and completely! And even the heated discussions are really beneficial. Many of the topics discussed are of vital importance too our society and country as a whole. I post and read in all areas, I learn something new at almost every visit and always have fun(when I get too run down by one topic or another I just go to a different area for a while) I just wish folks would remember that while civil debates are very healthy, name calling and bashing one group or another can only be destructive.

                            PS If ya want a quick grin check out the photo I posted in the catching the bear thread...
                            BHA Member
                            Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
                            The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

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                            • #15
                              Hey I saw that pic of your boy...are you guys wearing diapers on your heads (pic was kinda small, couldn't tell). I have a 9month old girl and I'm sure you're having just as much fun as I am with the little guys!!
                              The Alaska Life www.facebook.com/thealaskalife
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