Grants:IdeaLab/Restructure the account usergroup maturation flow

Restructuring the account usergroup privilege flow
Rendering "new" accounts non-expendable
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created on04:50, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Project ideaEdit

What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit

harassment, trolling, and junk edits

What is your solution?Edit

If 4chan is a testament to anything, it's that given the anonymity and general lack of consequences, user-generated content will quickly end up unfit for the trash-heap.

First, anyone wishing to edit will need to sign in. Then, by creating a "probationary" account status between the "unregistered" and "new" usergroup flow, probationary users will need to earn their "new" account privileges from within tight restrictions.

for instance...

Probation account (0 days - 30 days + 30 accepted edits)

  • limit edits/posts/comments to 50 characters/day
  • immediate perma-ban (IP/email address/other) if involved in harrasment/trolling/intentionally misleading edits during probationary
  • other?

The basic idea behind this is to make accounts the "new user" privileges undependable by making gaming the account maturation process more work than it's worth.


Curb harassment, trolling, and junk edits by readjusting the freedoms of fresh accounts or accounts with few edits.

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About the idea creatorEdit

Worked 8 years in video game QA and developement.


  • Project manager great with software development workflow and project management... haven't tried it online, though. Room for one more project manager, by the way!Symphanticade (talk) 04:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)


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