TL0 users should be allowed to post pictures

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #1

Continuing the discussion from What do user trust levels do?:

I’ve run into this many, many times now. It’s not uncommon that what compels a new or lurking user to make a post is to do some form of show & tell. It could be:

  • Something they made
  • A problem they’re illustrating
  • Participating in an ongoing gag

I always feel like a new user has been given an unnecessarily cold greeting when they have to point out in their post that - as much as they would like to - they can’t paste a picture, because they’re not allowed yet.

So instead of disallowing image links altogether, couldn’t we just be a bit more cautious about it instead? I’d suggest putting images from TL0 users behind a “click-to-show” protection, kind of like this:

There are many options for such a layer:

  1. Just a solid color overlay with a “play/show” button of sorts, similar to the above.
  2. A spoiler tag
  3. A heavily blurred out image

Number 3 would require more post-processing on Discourse’s side, but it’d look pretty cool though ^^

(cpradio) #2

This is already a site setting…
newuser max images defaults to 0, but you can change it.

Although, it doesn’t do the second part, blurring it out or forcing a click to see it.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

Yeah thinking about relaxing this default since “create new account, post gore or porn images” has not come up too much in practice.

(Mittineague) #4

From what I’ve seen the usual TL0 post image attempt is a screenshot of a problem.
The usual TL0 “abuse” goal is a link drop.

I’m all for loosening the image restriction a bit (and possibility tightening the link restriction) for TL0s

Seeing as this can be tweaked via the ACP I don’t see what the problem is, other than most don’t take the time to learn what the defaults are.

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #5

:thumbsup: I guess just relaxing the default would do the trick. The extra UX stuff is kind of overkill ^^

(Jeff Atwood) #6

OK, I increased the new user max image limit default to 1.

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) closed #7