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A Modest Proposal to Improve BGN

So with the start of the 2009 Eagles season, I have a modest proposal that I think could make Bleeding Green Nation even better. It started when I was thinking back to when we lost the NFC Championship Game last year and some Giants, Cowboys, Cardinals, etc. trolls quickly made BGN accounts to rub it in our faces that we had lost. So I thought about how we could avoid that situation this year.

On Blogging the Boys they have a smart feature when you try to create a new account: they activate your account only after 24 hours. I'm pretty sure this is the only positive thing the Cowboys have contributed to the NFL in the last 20 years. I kid, I kid.

But I think this is a good feature; it prevents trolls from coming on and creating an account in the aftermath of a bad loss just to talk shit. Also, it prevents people who don't regularly post on this site from creating an account just to blast the Eagles over a recent decision they have made (i.e. how many people did just this after the Michael Vick signing!). In short, preventing the creation of instant accounts would probably stop a lot of dumb posts.

I don't mean to be stepping on Jason's toes here, but I wanted to throw this idea out there and see what you guys thought. It's not a huge deal because trolls and dumb posts are just something you have to live with, but if this little feature could reduce both then I think it would be worthwhile.

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