Should all users join clans?

First Post October 06, 2019 02:18 AM

You know what bothers me? Recently, there has been so many new users for the past few weeks that just...sign up! They don't even join any clans, they just sign up and not contribute at all. That's kind of a bummer for this site because there's more after signing up for the site than just viewing it, and I believe one of the bigger points of Metal Academy is to join the metal clans and expand them so that the clans would be more popular along with probably the site itself. So I'm suggesting this new rule: All new users are required to join two or three clans, and any user who hasn't joined a clan or is in only one clan would have to join two or three more clans before they can continue using the site. Ben, when you're back from your family vacation, please enforce this new rule. Thanks!

October 06, 2019 05:35 AM
To clarify, those accounts aren't being created by potential users of the site. It's not possible to create an account without joining at least one clan. Those user names are being created by automated programs that target sites like ours so that they can spam the forums with advertisements for stuff like pornography. They don't complete the sign-up process by picking clans as it's not in their programming to do so. We delete them whenever we see them but Ben's been on holidays so they started to build up a bit.
October 06, 2019 12:16 PM

Oh OK, that makes sense, thanks Daniel. Those automated accounts shall not pass!