Yeah, well maybe limit it to even 1 per day.
I mean, if Esturea comes with something new, that topic should be hot and near the top, right? And not with 20 topics above it, loads with 1 reply saying "added releasedate". Usually a post from the original thread creator himself. But this isn't a database-site, but a discussion-board.
Also, maybe as rule, when you post a topic, you must include a story about the track, why you post it, why others should check it out. Something. If somebody just posts a thread with a video, we delete the topic.... Harsh... but it works?
I think it's important. If the forum bores people, it will die out. I think the thread-spam is one the things that demotivates.
Yes, exactly. Limiting to one post per day is the only thing that will make a difference as far as I can see. As things stand the TAR account is using the forum for free advertisements. On any other site they would have to pay for advertising and unless tougher rules are brought into place they will continue to spam purely because it makes business sense. This is the case for all spammers.
I suspect the Sashamlenik account is employed by one or more labels to promote releases too... just look at his posts - pre-order here, available to buy now.... He also doesn't post links to individual tracks but an entire episode of FSOE, which you have to scroll through to find the track. Maybe this practice can be banned too? If anyone is really desperate to share something like this then they should cut from the set and then post.
It's probably not possible to demand that each post carries a story though, how would anyone police that, who has the time to do it?!
Gagi - I don't understand some of the points you make. You are comparing Enlusion, who posts a new release once every two weeks or so, to the guys above who are doing it 3 times a day. No one is saying ban the promotion of new material altogether just get a grip on the spamming. It's only a handful of accounts who do this anyway, we can all see who they are. And the records they share are mostly awful. If anyone is really desperate to share gems they've discovered with everyone else then surely 7 records a week is more than enough.