I don’t like the idea of how EVERYONE can become a member of the DevForums by just reading some posts for a couple of hours. And here’s why:
- There’s people who will have a problem and make 10 different posts about the same problem in span of 30 minutes.
- There’s people who know little to nothing about coding, and tried nothing to solve their problem, begging and being spoon-fed scripts. People will give an in-depth explanation on how they can actually make it themselves, but instead they will mark someone who straight up gave the code or linked a YouTube tutorial.
- There’s people who you help, that will not mark you as the solution, and will take your solution, running off.
- Some people will have a problem, and won’t give any background or scripts to it.
- There are people who do little to no research on their problems, which could’ve been solved with one simple google search.
- Trolls on the forums (less common).
The list can go on and I could say more, but my point was, we need a way to prevent these people from getting on, or at least learning not to do so. Now you could say that the DevForums already has the official rules post, but I’m pretty sure that most people don’t even read it before getting on. So my solution was that, instead of automatically getting in, they would be eligible to take test. If passed, they would of course get in, but if failed, they would need to wait some time before taking it again.