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    Posted: 23 March 2021 at 9:00am

Good morning,

Anti-troll code:1979 validate code at http://www.IanSmithCSE.co.uk/AntiTroll/LookupCode.aspx

I have been thinking (a nice hook for some insultsSmile) on first posts from new users, not just here but on all forums and product review sections and how much confidence other users of the forum can have in them and by implication how much effort they may want to put into answering them.

I am thinking not just of the "is that real or an advert" or "preparation for an advert" type of posts but those which appear quite reasonable but the poster never comes back.

The results of my thoughts is the Anti-troll code, hence the weird line at the start of the post.

The idea is that anyone who wants to add credibility to their first post gets an Anti-Troll code and posts it in a similar manner to above.

Then anyone who is curious can look this code up and can see how many other codes the person has asked for and if any have been reported for "bad behaviour"

Anyone can report these codes, so if someone gets a code and then uses it to promote say a cafe with a spam post, the post gets flagged for doing such a thing lowering the credibility that others might give to an associated code on another site.

Possibly over time individuals will make first posts on a number of sites building a history of new codes without issues, strengthening their first new post somewhere else.

Clearly on day 1 nobody will have a history, but even just getting a code show a degree of seriousness and as codes are issued against site and user name on that site, misusing them is a sure sign of bad faith.

So have I over thought the issue, it is a terrible idea?

You get a code from this form http://www.iansmithcse.co.uk/AntiTroll/GetCode.aspx

Feel free to report these codes, they will be reset to unreported as this is a test account.

Bye

Ian

p.s. www.iansmithcse.co.uk is hosted at WebWiz, so if the idea takes off I will need a more expensive hosting package.Smile

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This is very interesting idea.

Hope it caches on.
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