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  • I have a proposal. I don't know what others think and I don't even know if it is technically possible.

    Would it be possible to get a waiting period after registration before pastas can be posted to the main Wiki? If you check, the absolutely worst drivel is posted on the day the person registers. Impatient ten year olds will move on if they can't add their Slenderman game fic instantly. I also think this would reduce the quantity of trollpastas.

    Serious writers would take the opportunity to read good pastas, learn to use the Workshop, etc.

    Just an idea. Tell me what you think.

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    • I would be the exception to that rule, but I understand what you mean. I'm not sure if there would be a way to stop them from posting for a determined period of time though.

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    • Oppose Oppose -  Sorry Dr. Bob, I have to disagree. Just because they're new doesn't mean they're going to post crap, some might be very good writers.

      Likewise, even if they wait a while their first post still might end up with a Delete Now tag.

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    • While this is technically possible using site-wide Javascript or the abuse filter, it would violate Wikia/FANDOM's customisation policy, and we wouldn't be allowed to do it. Wikia could theoretically change things on the back-end to enforce this, but I'd say it's almost certain they wouldn't bother.

      On a "philosophical" level, I also Oppose Oppose - this. The point of a wiki is that anyone can contribute. While it's uncommon, there are many authors whose first contribution is a new page on the main wiki, and who also contribute quality content. Jdeschene, for example, or L0CKED334 (as they pointed out above). An approach like this would force users like these to essentially pointsgame until they can contribute their own content.

      I had a tangentially related (in its goal) idea I proposed to Cleric a few weeks ago, but he didn't respond. We could change the "IMPORTANT PLEASE READ" text which appears as you try to create a new page to tell users to use the writer's workshop? Currently it just talks about the visual editor, but I think it would be better put to use directing new users to think about the QS/workshop before they post. It's less extreme, and would not catch those who truly don't care, but for authors who actually want to write well, it would hopefully cause a few to think twice before posting straight away. And for the users who don't really need the workshop, it doesn't get in their way. It would be as simple as editing MediaWiki:Newarticletext.

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    •  Oppose - How do you determine when one isn't a patient 10 year old who will patiently wait until they get their turn to spam you with their Slenderlore? It's not gonna work. 

      Also, there are a bunch of adults here who produce rather unamazing content (myself included) all the time. So yeah... Spam is dealt with finely, I say. 

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    • BloodySpghetti wrote:
       Oppose - How do you determine when one isn't a patient 10 year old who will patiently wait until they get their turn to spam you with their Slenderlore? It's not gonna work. 

      Also, there are a bunch of adults here who produce rather unamazing content (myself included) all the time. So yeah... Spam is dealt with finely, I say. 

      You're stories aren't bad. 

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    • L0CKED334 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
       Oppose - How do you determine when one isn't a patient 10 year old who will patiently wait until they get their turn to spam you with their Slenderlore? It's not gonna work. 

      Also, there are a bunch of adults here who produce rather unamazing content (myself included) all the time. So yeah... Spam is dealt with finely, I say. 

      You're stories aren't bad. 

      shh... it's ok...  ​​​​​​

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    • ​​​​​Oh Bloody, I might have to start calling you Funnyspghetti, because you so heelarious!

      Early on I visited a different site and got the wrong idea of what a Creepy Pasta was. I brought my wrong impressions here and submitted a real smelly turd of a story. It was quickly deleted. The original and a pastebin link to the revised version are languishing on the Deletion Appeal page if anyone is interested in giving it a sniff.

      Oppose Oppose - That's right, y'all. I don't always vote neutral. Whether users learn the easy way or the hard way most of them do learn. Why fix what ain't broken?

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    • DrBobSmith wrote: I have a proposal. I don't know what others think and I don't even know if it is technically possible.

      Would it be possible to get a waiting period after registration before pastas can be posted to the main Wiki? If you check, the absolutely worst drivel is posted on the day the person registers. Impatient ten year olds will move on if they can't add their Slenderman game fic instantly. I also think this would reduce the quantity of trollpastas.

      Serious writers would take the opportunity to read good pastas, learn to use the Workshop, etc.

      Just an idea. Tell me what you think.

      I've got a simple solution. A small grammar test. Something to test the basics. If they score below an 80%, then a timer of perhaps 3 or so days comes into effect. After that time frame is up, they're able to post stories. If they're really wanting to come up with a good story instead of videogame story, they'll wait that long. And those are the kind of writers we want. Dedicated ones who want to create a good story. For those who pass the grammar test, they should be able to start right away. Obviously they have the experience to write and therefore, who are we to prevent them? Just some food for though. Personally, I myself am a new member, having decide to create an account just yesterday. I've known about this site since March I believe.

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    • Underscorre wrote:
      I had a tangentially related (in its goal) idea I proposed to Cleric a few weeks ago, but he didn't respond. We could change the "IMPORTANT PLEASE READ" text which appears as you try to create a new page to tell users to use the writer's workshop? Currently it just talks about the visual editor, but I think it would be better put to use directing new users to think about the QS/workshop before they post. It's less extreme, and would not catch those who truly don't care, but for authors who actually want to write well, it would hopefully cause a few to think twice before posting straight away. And for the users who don't really need the workshop, it doesn't get in their way. It would be as simple as editing MediaWiki:Newarticletext.

      The newarticletext is outdated as hell, seeing as the visual editor isn't even a that much of a problem anymore. I also support changing it.

      On the topic of this thread, I Oppose Oppose - as this would just drive activity levels down even further and discourage new blood from joining the fold, which is the last thing this wiki needs right now.

      Edit: I just noticed the date of this thread, derp. My point about the newarticletext still stands though.

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