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trolls/shorts/those with no interest in tesla

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Chickenlittle, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Chickenlittle

    Chickenlittle Active Member

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    we all can point to those who have recently joined just to throw fuel on the fire threads or doubt on others. the site stated interest is for tesla enthusiasts not those with alternate goals.

    i would propose that posting be allowed to those who own the cars and or have at least reservations if not orders pending.

    others could of course review the posts but not log in. i don't want to limit people browsing. i learned alot about the car before ordering it by reading here. i doubt anyone at that point would require more answers than someone has posted here already and of course the tesla stores can be contacted for those.

    what do others think?
     
  2. clea

    clea Member

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    This would not be a good policy. There are several who have made excellent contributions on this site who are neither owners nor reservation holders.
     
  3. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Exactly the person with the most posts on this site is TEG, who has no Tesla.
    And doug is the administrator who also has no Tesla.

    Besides a rule like that would be impossible to enforce.
     
  4. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Active Member

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    You are mistaken. Everyone who posts here, including trolls, have an interest in Tesla. It's just not always the same interest as yours, or mine, or the guy next door's.

    In the spirit of this forum, your suggestion is not going to be considered, but you're always free to start your own forum and command whatever rules you want.
     
  5. Chickenlittle

    Chickenlittle Active Member

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    with all due respect, a simple i dont agree would suffice and perhaps it wont be considered, just an idea. i do appreciate your granting me the freedom to start my own forum.
     
  6. Ames

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    If it gives you any comfort, on this forum the trolls are trolled on much harder, and it's just so much more fun because they're all short on TSLA...lol.
     
  7. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty who don't own a Tesla or have a reservation who want/like to post here (for example fans or people waiting for models further down the road; I'm one of them), so I don't think that's a good policy. I think the moderators and long term members are doing a good job of keeping trolls in check.
     
  8. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Actually it's been asked about and considered many times. I do think about it periodically. The conclusion we always come to is it doesn't really work for us. Our scope is larger than just owners. Also verification would be difficult. Tesla Motors used to have an owners only forum, even they eventually just made it public. If you think someone might be a troll, simply report such posts.

    We do have a groups feature where members can have public or private discussions. They're basically a member moderated somewhat limited version of forums. We have it primarily for local clubs, but there is an "other" category that can be used for well... other. Of course forum rules still apply.
     
  9. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    perhaps you could add tags (each with their own icons of some sort?) around the avatar pic to identify/describe the member the user with some sort of registration/verification process. sort of like junior/senior member (which is kinda useless IMO), but more domain-relevant with cool icons. tags could be something like:

    enum {
    Lurker,
    VerifiedVoltOwner,
    Verified[insertEVhere]Owner,
    VerifiedModelSOwner, (current or former)
    VerifiedRoadsterOwner,
    VerifiedModelSReservationHolder,
    ProbablyATroll,
    VerifiedModelXReservationHolder,
    PotentialGenIIIFutureOwner,
    IAmATroll,
    PotentialCompactGenIIICrossoverFutureOwner,
    PotentialTeslaTruckFutureOwner,
    SolarCityCustomer,
    ISpendTooMuchTimeOnTheseForums,
    ISmashedUpMyModelSButHaveAnotherOnOrderOwner,
    VerifiedTroll,
    Trolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    }



    multiple tags allowed :)
     
  10. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Active Member

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    LOL! Okay, should I find myself disagreeing with you in future, I'll try my hardest to comply.
     
  11. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Why do I have this vision of bits of gold and feathers strewn across the floor? You two play nice now, ok?

    On the original subject: it's almost impossible to verify, I know of one member no longer with us who was apparently less than truthful WRT owning a Model S.
     
  12. drinkerofkoolaid

    drinkerofkoolaid Active Member

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  13. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    i really like the TAG (badge) concept (like the Teslive badge). At the very least their should be a badge for Owners
     
  14. GDH

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    lmao. you are too funny.
     

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