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Customizing SMF => Building Your Community and other Forum Advice => Topic started by: 1MileCrash on July 26, 2006, 04:35:05 PM

Title: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: 1MileCrash on July 26, 2006, 04:35:05 PM
I must sound like a sucky admin by now, but there is absolutely no white and black with this.

To cut it short, ill just post what i posted in my mod board.

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Fullymodded

Anyone notice half of his posts are to make money? He gives advice and then says something like "I can do this for $25 shipped look at my feedback here i also have this and this for sale".

This site is'nt here for him to hustle people and make money off the site. It's getting annoying.

Any suggestions what we should do?

He's a regular member and gives good advice, but i cant stand how he is using the boards as an auction.

http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=3011.msg29195#msg29195
http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=2931.msg28237#msg28237
http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=2925.msg28195#msg28195
http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=2897.msg28074#msg28074
http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=2649.msg26538#msg26538

just some quick examples of what i mean. It's getting ridiculus, his "omg buy this from me" posts are everywhere. We have a classifieds section, and he links to his b/s/t threads in every post. "you should get this i have one for sale $45 shipped my feedback is here i live in blank blank oomgwtfbbq"
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: gamesmad on July 26, 2006, 05:21:29 PM
I recommend you send him a very friendly PM, that firstly thanks him for his contributions to the forum, and then kindly asks him to advertise his services a little less.  Suggest that he puts a comment in his signature about his services.  Just how I would deal with it, hope it helps.  What I would NOT do is start editing the comments out of his posts.

Will
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: TheGamer on July 27, 2006, 10:17:12 AM
Go easy on 'em. Looking at all his posts, he has a large number of helpful or at least non-spammy posts too, and he's ultimately a valuable asset to your growing forum. He's probably just quite thrilled to be using your forum to get rid of his old paintball stuff because he doesn't do eBay or something.

Take it as a compliment that he is getting so into the classifieds section of your site.

Face it, it could be worse--he could be posting links to his auctions on eBay or his site.

Alas, if he is truly bugging your staff, and members, you could politely ask him to step it down a notch. Nothing severe has to be done.

Members will be members. ;)
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: Bigguy on July 27, 2006, 10:35:14 AM
I would feel that being nice to the person (member) is the most important, especially if he is a good contributor. If you have a place on your forum for buying and selling I`d tell him to post all his stuff in one post in that board. Or put a link to his site in his sig so ppl can look on there own if they want, this way they don`t have the presure of seeing that he is trying to sell things in ever post.
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: H on July 27, 2006, 11:10:15 AM
Do what they do on WHT and similar sites.

New rule:

Offers for x must only be made in board y

Requests must only be made in board z
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: 1MileCrash on July 27, 2006, 03:04:52 PM
Do what they do on WHT and similar sites.

New rule:

Offers for x must only be made in board y

Requests must only be made in board z

we already have that rule. We have a "WTB forum" (want to buy) and categorys for things you are selling.

I decided the best thing to do would be to avoid singling him out. I posted a new sticky in the b/s/ts.

http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=3026.0

he did it like 4 times in this single thread.
http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=3011.0
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: H on July 27, 2006, 03:32:08 PM
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we already have that rule. We have a "WTB forum" (want to buy) and categorys for things you are selling.

Then surely he has already bent the rules?
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: TheGamer on July 28, 2006, 03:47:48 AM
Then I'd kindly ask him to take it down a notch, and tell him your policy (again). Don't go hard on him because he seriously probably doesn't think he's doing a thing wrong.
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: Leipe Po on July 28, 2006, 03:32:36 PM
i would kick his arse right trough the window.... but thats me...
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: redone on July 28, 2006, 04:02:19 PM
Its a simple word it's called a ban. Or if you wanted to be nice you could just pm a small warning prior to a ban.

 :)
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: Leipe Po on July 28, 2006, 04:14:22 PM
or you can kick his arse....right trough the window....  :P
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: Joe10 on July 28, 2006, 04:21:42 PM
I agree with Leipe Po.. Even if he does help he can cause people to do whatever he wants them to do..

Dont let him run the show..

Kick his a$$ right outtaa there
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: gamesmad on July 28, 2006, 05:37:31 PM
I have a feeling the guy is actually a valued member...

Will
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: 1MileCrash on July 28, 2006, 05:41:13 PM
no not really. just one of our couple hundred regulars..
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: Joe10 on July 28, 2006, 05:50:02 PM
then get rid of him
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: 1MileCrash on July 28, 2006, 10:09:42 PM
well if this isnt a slap in the face..

http://model98.org/forum/index.php?topic=3037.0
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: MH-MINI on July 29, 2006, 08:13:43 AM
If it was me, I would ban the user. But it is your forum and you are supposed to be a good admin :P.

Mini
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: gamesmad on July 29, 2006, 11:37:04 AM
then get rid of him

If there are many more like him, then lose him.

Will
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: sawz on July 31, 2006, 08:01:47 PM
perhaps installing the Visual Warning Mod. other forum members will see he is being warned and this may hurt his little side business to the point that he'll start to follow the rules.

nothing gets your attention more than being "singled out".
Title: Re: I have another troublesome user and need advice.
Post by: Joshsux on August 04, 2006, 12:48:58 AM
a tiny off topic i just had a member spam about 13 topics all over the place for ages one of our mods lucky was online to clean the ****** out, i got online permed him and posted his ip and all of that on our banned list...

For your mate but tell him nicely to stop bein a idiot gotta be strict but nice or people will run all over you.