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Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:33 pm

Dear KiasuParents.com members,

We would like to announce that, starting on 1 Oct 2014, we will be imposing a "charge" of 30 KP$ (KiasuPoints) for every new thread created by members in KiasuParents.com.

The main reasons why we have decided to do this is two-fold:

1) To curb the excessive amount of new threads created by users which make it difficult for other users to navigate our Forums.

2) To fight spammers who would create new accounts just to create new spam threads.

Please note that there is NO charge for creating new posts in existing threads. So when you reply to posts in existing threads, you do not need to incur KP$.

At the same time, we will be removing the New User Bonus of 100 KP$, primarily to prevent spammers from using the 100 KP$ to post spam.

To learn how to earn KP$ so that you can create new threads, please read this article.

Thank you.

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby icy_mama » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:41 pm

may i suggest that perhaps a "free" creation of new thread could be given for every X number of posts by a member? sometimes, it's just not possible to use old existing threads for breaking news.

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:43 pm

icy_mama wrote:may i suggest that perhaps a "free" creation of new thread could be given for every X number of posts by a member? sometimes, it's just not possible to use old existing threads for breaking news.


Aiya! Why so kiam? You've got enough KP$ lah!

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby jedamum » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:51 pm

How about like the bonus home thread, if the thread starter managem to garner sufficient reply posts and generate discussions, they will be rewarded with ks points ? While users are charged to start a topic can deter people, if you would want people to generate interesting discussion, is it possible to do so via rewarding the thread starter for making the thread a success ? Eg the baking thread or daiso thread.

Just discussing.

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanks for the feedback. We have already started looking into the possibility of waiving the fee for those who have more than 1000 posts (ie. the Grandmasters). Our assumption is that our old birds will create new threads more responsibly :). I will update when this is confirmed.

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby jedamum » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:01 pm

Another thought...
Is it easier to house keep duplicate threads or house keep off topic posts ?
If you curb creating of new threads by blur newbies, you may face them creating posts in topics they thought are relevant or simply any existing topics.
Similarly is it easier to remove spammers new topic thread or posts embedded in existing essential topic threads ?

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby BeContented » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:04 pm

jedamum wrote:Another thought...
Is it easier to house keep duplicate threads or house keep off topic posts ?
If you curb creating of new threads by blur newbies, you may face them creating posts in topics they thought are relevant or simply any existing topics.
Similarly is it easier to remove spammers new topic thread or posts embedded in existing essential topic threads ?


Good question.
I would think cleaning posts within threads seems more tedious

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:05 pm

jedamum wrote:Another thought...
Is it easier to house keep duplicate threads or house keep off topic posts ?
If you curb creating of new threads by blur newbies, you may face them creating posts in topics they thought are relevant or simply any existing topics.
Similarly is it easier to remove spammers new topic thread or posts embedded in existing essential topic threads ?


That is a good question. As long as the community actively report spam posts, it does not matter if the post is in a new thread or in an existing thread. The amount of work we do in terminating the spammer and his posts is the same... at a click of a button.

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby jetsetter » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Yes, better waive please. Otherwise, this forum will just be conquered by home threads for a closed group of KGMs/Counsellors to chitchat abt personal stuffs under the sun and no newsy/hot button topics to 'stimulate' some nomadic but very articulate members and to entice new blood (silent lurkers) to join in the discussion.

The latter will be marginalised over time and quit KSP.

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Re: Creating new threads in KiasuParents.com

Postby jedamum » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:11 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
jedamum wrote:Another thought...
Is it easier to house keep duplicate threads or house keep off topic posts ?
If you curb creating of new threads by blur newbies, you may face them creating posts in topics they thought are relevant or simply any existing topics.
Similarly is it easier to remove spammers new topic thread or posts embedded in existing essential topic threads ?


That is a good question. As long as the community actively report spam posts, it does not matter if the post is in a new thread or in an existing thread. The amount of work we do in terminating the spammer and his posts is the same... at a click of a button.

Just worry you accidentally click remove thread instead of remove spam post ! Lol. :siam:

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