View Poll Results: MINIMUM NUMBER OF POSTS REQUIRED BEFORE ALLOWING BBM GROUP CREATION

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  • Leave it as it is i.e. 0 posts

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  • Require 10 posts before BBM group creation is allowed

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  • Require 25 posts before BBM group creation is allowed

    15 31.91%
  • Require 100 posts before BBM group creation is allowed

    23 48.94%
  • Added: Require 50 Posts before BBM Group creation is allowed

    6 12.77%
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  1. Pete6's Avatar
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    Default Minimum number of posts required before creating new BBM Group

    I'd like to gather opinions on people creating BBM Groups.

    Lately CrackBerry has a rash of BBM groups. Many of these are created by members with minimal CrackBerry posts. Often creating the BBM Group is their first post.

    I am tired of seeing this massive amount of extraneous traffic on our site. This goes double because many of these groups duplicate each other.

    With RIM thinking about releasing BBM on other platforms (a very good thing, imo) RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again? -- Engadget this type of posting on Crackberry can only increase as any iPhone or Android or BlackBerry owner will be able to sign up to CrackBerry and create a BBM Group. This can only increase the number of "junk" threads we have to wade through to get to the real BlackBerry content as we stand today.

    I therefore propose that CrackBerry.com impose a minimum number of CrackBerry posts before members may create a new BBM group.

    My suggestion would be to make the minimum number of CrackBerry posts a member has to have before they are allowed to create a new for BBM group to be the same as that for the Marketplace. Currently this is 100 posts however, it could be lower. What do you think?

    This would immediately accomplish several goals.

    • It would stop casual BBM Group creation by people who have not the slightest interest in CrackBerry other than creating their group.
    • It would immediately reduce the number of this type of post.
    • Since many groups have already been created on almost every subject, it would focus people's attention toward the existing groups thus greatly reducing duplicate or similar group creation.
    Please therefore vote on this interesting issue.
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    This is a great idea and I voted for 100 posts so we are sure the member has some credibility.
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    Agree on the idea and agree on the number of required posts.

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    what kills me is the that brand new people sign up and immediately go the bbm group section and in anywhere up to 30 threads will say add me to the group
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    I agree, 100 posts is a good number to show at least a minimal amount of dedication to the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyestm View Post
    what kills me is the that brand new people sign up and immediately go the bbm group section and in anywhere up to 30 threads will say add me to the group
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    It makes total sense to me to have a minimum # of posts in order to start a group.
    btw I voted for 25
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    Interesting idea, I voted 25 also, this should help to prevent spammer groups WITHOUT preventing low post members from posting about groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    Interesting idea, I voted 25 also, this should help to prevent spammer groups WITHOUT preventing low post members from posting about groups.
    I really don't think it matters where we set the threshold so long as it is above 10.

    Your and other people's suggestion, of 25 posts prior to being able to create a BBM Group seesms to be a resonable compromise.
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    I totally agree with this

    25 is reasonable, 100 is not really fair imo.

    here is the problem. you will have people spamming places to get their 25 posts. so you include a time period also of like 10-15 days after they register. This will cut down on a lot of BS.

    We do 50 posts and 30 days before members can join our offtopic and for sale sections to avoid scamming on another site i am a mod on. It really helps the staff out with BS spammers in for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyahs View Post
    This is a great idea and I voted for 100 posts so we are sure the member has some credibility.
    I have over 100 posts and I don't have any credibility. Lol. Btw, I like the post count/time of membership combo.

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    Jeez, yeah ^^ +1. I got no cred either.

    I hate all those lesbo and gay groups.

    Make the post total 1000 and stop all that crap spam. It like really sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q2 View Post
    I hate all those lesbo and gay groups.
    Well if that doesn't just come off as completely derogatory...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q2 View Post
    Jeez, yeah ^^ +1. I got no cred either.

    I hate all those lesbo and gay groups.

    Make the post total 1000 and stop all that crap spam. It like really sucks.
    Don't post stuff like that. All it does is to cause flaming and will have consequences for you if you keep it up.

    Pretty dumb to have said that in one of my threads too .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q2 View Post
    Jeez, yeah ^^ +1. I got no cred either.

    I hate all those lesbo and gay groups.

    Make the post total 1000 and stop all that crap spam. It like really sucks.
    Don't be a [French for shower].

    I hate the "Sexy Singles, Hot People Only, No Dogs" groups. And the "Married but looking" groups.

    At any, rate, I suggested that the BBM groups and social forums be removed from the "Today's BB Posts" search string awhile back, as my kids sometimes see my screen while I'm on CB, and I also use CB at work. Kevin took care of that on the main site, so that helps a lot, but the mobile site still shows them (hint hint )

    I think 50 posts is perfectly reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q2 View Post
    Jeez, yeah ^^ +1. I got no cred either.

    I hate all those lesbo and gay groups.

    Make the post total 1000 and stop all that crap spam. It like really sucks.
    Ok I'm gonna put the mod foot down now, NO hate speech! We don't allow that on CB. CrackBerry is big enough for all of us. I KNOW you were only trying to be funny, BUT lets stop before someone says something they regret, or says something REALLY offensive.
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    Sounds reasonable to me. I would say 50 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    Ok I'm gonna put the mod foot down now, NO hate speech! We don't allow that on CB. CrackBerry is big enough for all of us. I KNOW you were only trying to be funny, BUT lets stop before someone says something they regret, or says something REALLY offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crucialcolin View Post
    Sounds reasonable to me. I would say 50 though.
    I added the 50 post option just for you.

    It's a late starter so maybe it won't get as many votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrrebo View Post
    At any, rate, I suggested that the BBM groups and social forums be removed from the "Today's BB Posts" search string awhile back, as my kids sometimes see my screen while I'm on CB, and I also use CB at work. Kevin took care of that on the main site, so that helps a lot, but the mobile site still shows them (hint hint )

    I think 50 posts is perfectly reasonable.
    I voted 100 posts.

    I do not have kids, but I also would like to see the BBM groups/social forums be removed from "Today's BB Posts" on the mobile site, simply because I'm not interested. I do not like needing to wade through that junk when I'm looking through the new BB posts on the mobile site.
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    Wish I read the thread before voting because the phrasing of the poll has absolutely nothing to do with the implied options. The options should be geared toward creating threads for bbm groups, not creating bbm groups.

    Eitherway my vote for 0 still stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howarmat View Post
    I totally agree with this

    25 is reasonable, 100 is not really fair imo.

    here is the problem. you will have people spamming places to get their 25 posts. so you include a time period also of like 10-15 days after they register. This will cut down on a lot of BS.

    We do 50 posts and 30 days before members can join our offtopic and for sale sections to avoid scamming on another site i am a mod on. It really helps the staff out with BS spammers in for sale.
    All good suggestions if we can make the software enforce it.

    I would also like to see "Groups" threads expire after maybe 30 days and self-purge. Most of the threads are pointless after that time anyway, either group full or group failed and dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    I also would like to see the BBM groups/social forums be removed from "Today's BB Posts" on the mobile site, simply because I'm not interested. I do not like needing to wade through that junk when I'm looking through the new BB posts on the mobile site.
    ^^^ TOTALLY! I've stopped trying to read the "BB" posts on the WAP site because it's overwhelmed with folks posting for whack BBM groups. Fine if you want to fish for that stuff in the social/bbm group portion of the actual site, but when it's creating a hassle for other users, the mods and, who knows, maybe CB's servers, then why should we have to wade through it under the BB heading?

    BTW, thanks for starting this thread and poll. I couldn't tell if it was just my imagining it or if BBM Group posts had actually increased a lot in the last couple months.
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    By the way, as part of the minimum posts to sell in the marketplace, I've read comments that it's a min # of meaningful posts. I'm not sure who qualifies and quantifies that for marketplace acceptance, but could something like that also apply to this BBM concept to help avoid the folks just spamming other thread just to hit the min #?
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    I voted for 100 but I also really like the 50 posts and 30 days idea!
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