Suggestion: For the blog and PM functions: I guess it would seem unfair but you should implement a score system for the users to get reputation and based on positive reputation earned through helpful posts along with the premium user status would be used to enable those functions, that would be a way to incentive people to join premium subscription.
That sounds like a social credit system, I don’t like the idea of that as we already have to deal with that type of thing in real life. Something like that is only gonna make things worse on the website and lead to a two tier society here and we don’t need anymore division in life or online. Just my 2 cents.
@larioxem We had one earlier at the launch of the site (we called it Geek Points), but it was being abused by some accounts so we disabled it. Once we get a more solid way of being able to mitigate some of these fake/dupe accounts, I don’t see why we couldn’t bring it back.
@Legatus_Legionis that is definitely why we stopped the geek point system. I noticed there are several accounts being used by a single IP address and they just flood the boards with memes.
@Blood.Ranger it’s nothing like a “social score” as much as it is suppose to be a way to reward the most active members with fun titles. What the initial plan with geek points was to allow members to be able to use their points to enter raffle contests, but like Legatus had mentioned, it was being abused so we removed it so there wasn’t an unfair advantage.
I will also get with our webmaster about the report button. Honestly, I didn’t even know it was removed because I have an adblocker that blocks JS. I’m surprised that I can actually see the like/boo buttons right now.
While it’s not the most ideal option, until I can find out why the report button was removed, any issues with the site/boards can be reported to us on our Discord server in the #website-support channel. If you haven’t already joined our server, just keep in mind that in order for you to participate in conversations, you must go to the “Welcome-Rules” channel to give yourself the “Trusted” role by clicking on the green checkmark at the bottom of the channel.