Originally Posted by jbjovi014
I think there is a fair way to stop lurkers. I have been in other forums where links can only be seen by members. Why not just do the same for NT. Anyone can read a post but only members who have been active for a certain time can see the links shared by the other members.
Originally Posted by AIRGOLDEN2123
The mods wouldn't have to monitor anything. I'm not sure if the options exist, but you would simply have to "log in" to a thread to post or read information while leaving it locked to lurkers or outsiders.
Members that have a join date two weeks prior to a release date of a "hyped release" would gain entry and new members can see the thread until weeks after. It may be strict but NT is supposed to be a community (many forget that), not a place necessarily to feed the profitable side of this hobby.
It's really just programming, but it may be a lot of coding and QA testing to see if it works.
The same type of restriction set on being able to sell shoes on here could be implemented. A certain amount of posts would work well. An amount of time will not, because you can create an account and let it sit. Getting involved to get something like 300 posts would send some folks away because you actually have to give an effort to gain a level of informational access.
Then the task would be, how do we get them to not see valuable information when posted if they're in the same thread. It can be hidden by a secondary spoiler comment, that only members with a certain amount of comments can open when clicked. BINGO! The assessment would have to go even further by gathering if those comments are post gaining comments built up mainly on shorts posts like or , if they really wanted to go that far. I think that would work well.
Side note: That $9.99 a month membership is pushing it. Annually sure! Some of us don't buy shoes often due to having kids.
Edited by JackelGod - 8/27/15 at 8:28am