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[–]TheAmeliaMay 9 insightful - 4 fun9 insightful - 3 fun10 insightful - 4 fun -  (8 children)

They'll just make a bunch of emails for their sockpuppet accounts.

[–]socks[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

I see it as an extra step that would be discouraging. The current method for making and using accounts is much quicker than at some other sites. The extra email verification step should reduce the number of fake accounts. Options to submit posts, vote and comment could also be delayed 24-hours.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

Yeah, it might deter some, but not Loki; he'll do anything for attention, like a toddler — a devil-worshipping toddler. I bet it'll shut down the Americans bot for a few days, though. If we ban email addresses along with users, it would make it a bit harder to spam than just asking them to click a link on any old email.

Requiring an email address would also help at making sure u/Basghetti doesn't lose her account again. LOL

[–]Chipit 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

A 24 hour wait to post would help, along with a badge that identifies new users for the first two weeks. The badge timer starts running with the first post.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I'd just prefer they make an s/introductions post first.

[–]Chipit 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Nobody does that, though. You have to be high in Openness and lots of people aren't. They keep themselves to themselves.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I realized that... meanwhile, I typed up an essay.

[–]Node 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

he'll do anything for attention,

Wow, there's the pot calling the kettle a negro.

[–]Akali 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The point is not to deter them thought. It's to slow their productivity down. If it reduce his spamming speed by 20%, that's more free times for you and the rest of the admins to clear their spams.

[–]carn0ld03 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

I doubt email verification for voting will work. As /u/TheAmerliaMay said, they'll just make accounts to fulfill that function. It's better to simply skip using the "hot" tab, and go straight to the "new" tab, or the subs you're interested in. Maybe even send pm's to folks you're acquainted with posts you've found of interest, if up voting hasn't gotten them more visibility.

However, the question general forum users should be asking themselves is what posts are actual people making that the leftoids and corporate shills need to brigade and up vote distraction posts to dominate the "hot" tab.

[–]socks[S] 1 insightful - 4 fun1 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 4 fun -  (5 children)

There aren't any " leftoids" on Saidit.

[–]carn0ld03 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Sure there are. There are tons of them with jobs as social media influencers to disrupt and demoralize the site's users.

[–]socks[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Nothing they say or promote is left of center. Indeed, they often promote Q-Boogaloo fascism.

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Duh! Because they're wearing false moustache disguises to spew bullshit nobody believes.

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    [–]socks[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

    Did you just now upvote yourself?

    (Causes blindness, you know.)

    [–]One_Jack_Move 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

    I feel this. I want to share an article, but what's the point, nobody will see it with all the spam.

    [–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (10 children)

    Just share more articles. I post a ton every day, and 75% of them never go above one upvote. Keep throwing them at the wall and some will stick.

    [–]Node 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (8 children)

    nobody will see it with all the spam.

    I post a ton every day,

    Exactly. And you also join forces with trannies and others trying to turn saidit into a site with reddit-type users.

    [–]Chipit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)

    Oh, THIS shill again. Yes Ruqqus is a Reddit replacement.

    [–]Node 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

    Oh, this spammer again. Do you get paid per post, or is it by the hour?

    [–]Chipit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

    I'm just a regular poster. You're the one who gets paid.

    [–]Node 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

    nobody will see it with all the spam.

    I post a ton every day,

    [–]Chipit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

    It's not advertisements for products, genius. You're just out of arguments, aren't you?

    [–]Node 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

    genius

    Thanks, but I was a few points short. I'm only gifted. (There's some interesting terminology around naming for different levels of IQ, once you get over 120 or so, which might interest you.)

    [–]Chipit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

    And yet you waste your time here? When so many crimes are going unsolved in the city? Go, go now and rid us of your presence.

    Oh wait you can't because it's your job to post here.

    [–]socks[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    That's almost like spam

    There aren't that many "insightful" or "funny" posts each day.

    [–]Dinosaurysus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

    Ugh, the front page posts have 55 upvotes now. How many goddamned accounts do they have?

    [–]socks[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

    I reacall - if I remember correctly - /u/magnora7 counting 400 alt accounts some time ago, with numerous new accounts each day, and the substantial work of banning these accounts every day by 3 admins (a new admin was introduced recently).

    [–]Dinosaurysus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    I guess it's like rain, we might as well lay back and enjoy it.

    [–]socks[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    Or rape

    [–]Horrux 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    At least 50 it seems...