New "New Forum User" Banner

Galactica

Website Committee
Member 2022
Member 2023
Hey all!

We have implemented a new banner for registered users of the forum that have recently joined and have posted less than 15 times. The banner, example below, has no other function than to help visually identify new users. Keep this in mind when a person is posting something for sale or directly messaging you. Also make sure to welcome new folks and encourage their participation!

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R3

Member 2023
Don't we already have that in the introductions tab scans the tag?

What is the purpose is there an issue with fake accounts?
 

Galactica

Website Committee
Member 2022
Member 2023
Have had a few issues in the past with newly created accounts posting things for sale, then pressuring users via direct messaging.

The banner does not impact a person's ability to make posts, or send messages, just acts as a visual cue.
 

dakine

Member 2023
Try: Identifying what a club member wants, direct messaging about the perfect item and pressuring them to transfer money via insecure means.
 

dakine

Member 2023
A bit more than just "Caveat Emptor" nowadays. Zelle is a really poor way of transferring money to strangers. Zero protection for the purchaser. Read the fine print on the Zelle agreement. It should only be used with folks you personally know and trust. Pressure tactics never worked well with me. The internet is soulless. On a positive, I got to meet a lot of decent folks with our club this year.
 
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