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As a long-time lurker but new user, I see little reason to ever even attempt to participate on a forum with moderation rules like this. This may be speculation but I'm guessing many others would make the same cost/benefit analysis.



1000 karma can't be a high bar if someone like me can have over 4000.


You've also been here for almost 4 years. So that would be nearly a year of being treated like a second class citizen. I agree with the parent that this would stifle participation by newer users.


The majority of it was from a tiny number of comments and submissions in a small amount of time.


This makes it even worse. You will never reach 1000 karma unless you are lucky to hit the karma lottery with a big post.


Someone like me will never bother. It might as well be 1,000,000.




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