I have been hearing from many people, from users, from staffs, on the problem regarding trolling with multiple accounts. Basically, trolls can create multiple accounts in quick succession, spamming the forum with unnecessary threads, and/or going on a mass negging spree on other people.
While the moderating team would come and do the cleanup, sometimes the damages had already been done. Things like mass-negging etc can be very frustrating for both the users and the mods to deal with. The damage couldn't be reversed, and the trolls can always create a new account to do the same thing again until they got caught.
With this, I'm looking to introduce a new big change to the forum:
New accounts created will only be able to upvote, and you will not be able to create a thread and downvote until you reach 50 posts
(with the exception of the 411 section, you can make a thread there)
This will be a big change for the forum, and we really hope this will be able to prevent lots of troubles from happening. The limit of 50 posts may seem a bit high, and we will see how everything goes and make necessary adjustments!
If you already have 50 posts, and you cannot make a thread/downvote, please just make a post, and you should regain the ability to do so. (You should see your Member group change from New Member to Member, and everything should work as per normal).