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helix247 03-19-2014 06:22 PM

The ratio idea sounds like the way to go. There is no such thing as a free lunch. You likely would not want someone to "determine" what a "meaningful" post is, maybe just apply a minimum word count to each post in order to qualify as one.

Collabora 03-20-2014 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helix247 (Post 176278)
The ratio idea sounds like the way to go. There is no such thing as a free lunch. You likely would not want someone to "determine" what a "meaningful" post is, maybe just apply a minimum word count to each post in order to qualify as one.

Current login: today was better than usual with 33/53 posts ads. But 7 of the "legit" posts were from the same "new" user inflating their post count

Back to your point. It wouldn't be hard for Artashes to determine what are the meaningful posts. Easy way would be to recognize the non-meaningful posts.

For example a post that simply states "thank you for the info" is not meaningful. Dreamtera's first 7 posts are excellent examples of non-meaningful.

Collabora 03-21-2014 12:16 PM

Logged in with 19 new posts. 9 of them were meaningless fluff by new poster pumping up post count. Of the 10 left, 7 were ads

Collabora 03-24-2014 05:08 PM

This moment's stats

42 new posts
24 ads
11 number-pumping fluff posts by new poster dafthost.

That leaves 7/42 good posts

Rado_Ch 03-25-2014 02:23 AM

How do you get so many new posts? I always select the option to look the topics from the last 24 hours and rarely get more than 20. :confused:

helix247 03-25-2014 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Collabora (Post 176371)
This moment's stats

42 new posts
24 ads
11 number-pumping fluff posts by new poster dafthost.

That leaves 7/42 good posts

As soon as I login from the main page, on the right under my username is a new link that says Unread Posts.

helix247 03-25-2014 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Collabora (Post 176292)
Current login: today was better than usual with 33/53 posts ads. But 7 of the "legit" posts were from the same "new" user inflating their post count

Back to your point. It wouldn't be hard for Artashes to determine what are the meaningful posts. Easy way would be to recognize the non-meaningful posts.

For example a post that simply states "thank you for the info" is not meaningful. Dreamtera's first 7 posts are excellent examples of non-meaningful.

That makes sense. You guys would know better. I think one of the biggest thing that bothers me on a forum is a topic with 5 posts. First 4 are unique, with a 5th one that restates the first 4.

Collabora 03-27-2014 10:38 PM

tonight's stats

Total New = 22
Total Ads = 7
Fluff posts by single newbie poster to inflate post count = 14

Effective new meaningful posts = 1 out of 22

helix247 03-29-2014 07:23 AM

Also if the only concern is that the new post feeds include such a large amount of advertising, why don't the new posts just exclude the advertising forums.

Rado_Ch 03-29-2014 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helix247 (Post 176466)
Also if the only concern is that the new post feeds include such a large amount of advertising, why don't the new posts just exclude the advertising forums.

Because they serve a certain need, for a basic user/customer seeking for a service they are a valuable resource of information.

The issue is not the amount of ads, not at all, its the lack of forum contribution apart from them. As the whole thread suggests there is a core of users interested in contributing (clearly seen by the weekly/monthly/yearly stats) and the new ones predominantly care about a quick boost of their post count until they have enough to post ads. This also makes the established users unable to contribute more as there isn't much to discuss in the first place.

I would be interested to see if Artashes is keeping an eye of how things are going and if there are different regulations in the plans. :rolleyes2

Collabora 03-29-2014 06:58 PM

On this login there were 17 new posts. 3 were ads. 1 was for this thread. The other 13 was from the usual suspect where we learn things like Cloudlinux only supports Linux :rolleyes2

Collabora 04-01-2014 01:04 PM

Today's login stats

31 New Posts
19 were ads (including ads masquerading as news/pr)
11 post pumping fluff from a single user within a few minutes
1 normal post

Collabora 04-04-2014 02:49 PM

19/23 posts are ads

Rado_Ch 04-05-2014 03:00 PM

If I have to believe the stats, in the last 24 hours there were just 7 new threads...all 7 ads of course :)

Collabora 04-14-2014 05:18 PM

This evening's stats

18 of 19 posts were ads


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