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Should we require a certain number of posts for the ride board and train hopping sections?

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So another user's post gave me the idea that maybe the train hopping forum restriction should be eased up a little bit. Their account is from January but they had never posted before and expressed wanting to do so. I think it should not be exclusively based upon how many posts you have. I think if your account is older than 30 days, you should be able to bypass the 10 post minimum requirement. Perhaps less than 30 days could also be acceptable, but I think 30 should be the absolute maximum. Anything beyond 30 days, like 90 days, is just fucking ridiculous.
 
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So another user's post gave me the idea that maybe the train hopping forum restriction should be eased up a little bit. Their account is from January but they had never posted before and expressed wanting to do so. I think it should not be exclusively based upon how many posts you have. I think if your account is older than 30 days, you should be able to bypass the 10 post minimum requirement. Perhaps less than 30 days could also be acceptable, but I think 30 should be the absolute maximum. Anything beyond 30 days, like 90 days, is just fucking ridiculous.
haha that last part is funny cause i was honestly thinking like 6 months! whoops, okay, lets say it's 30 days, i think that is a decent compromise. im curious if anyone else has any input on this? objections?
 

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Oh I see... if your talking about the amount of time an account has been ON STP... I don't think that is a bad idea.

After-all they say Patience is a Virtue...in the Virtual and the problem in trains you have mentioned is these quick drop posts looking for quick info instead of taking the subject seriously.
 

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I think access to the trainhopping forum should continue to be based solely on displaying an effort to engage with the community, and that the length of time for which an account has been active be disregarded in the matter.
 

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In what way could the effort to make ten posts be considered insurmountable when compared to the effort one must make to chuggachuggachoochoo?
 
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Just a small update to let anyone interested know that the requirements for viewing the train hopping forum have been updated.

As per user suggestion, I have now added users with accounts that are at least 30 days old.

So, just to recap:
  • Users that make 10 posts or more and have completed their profile will be able to view the train hopping section.

  • Users with accounts older than 30 days and a completed profile will be able to view the train hopping section.
 

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