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October 19, 2011, 05:27:30 PM
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I guess you have to start somewhere but the 4 hour thing is strange.
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October 19, 2011, 09:40:36 PM
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I do think it's fair, only the 4 hour thingy...dunno bout that

I suppose it is a good way to encourage enough browsing of the forums to get at least a basic sense of the community.

Agreed, the time barrier make sense (while the 5 posts do not).



It's harder to write a script to post things that don't identify the script as a bot, then it is to write a script to surf around the forum for four hours.  Harder, not impossible.  Every now and again, a spam bot does make it through.  It also encourages real people to ask questions about bitcoin that they don't understand, before they have a chance to dive into the deeper forums and post stuff based on ignorance.

As this post should prove well enough, we are still paying attention to the newbie section, even if we don't respond often.  If you have a question, start a newbie topic and you will get an answer.

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October 20, 2011, 06:56:22 PM
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Rules are rules... but it's not easy to do 5 useful posts info in the newbie section...
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October 21, 2011, 02:43:01 AM
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that's very true. I think my problem is less in quantity/quality of posts but in the login time. 4 hrs on a single website is a VERY long time for me.

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October 21, 2011, 03:07:08 AM
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Newbie here myself. I think its a cool idea also, makes us search a little before asking repeat question. Hi all!!!
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October 21, 2011, 03:24:23 AM
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that's very true. I think my problem is less in quantity/quality of posts but in the login time. 4 hrs on a single website is a VERY long time for me.

Just leave the forum up on your browser and go do your thing for 4 hours.  Cool
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October 21, 2011, 02:34:20 PM
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The newbie restrictions make sense in the context of the ID technology currently being used on this forum (and other similar forums), which essentially have an extremely low barrier of entry.
Isn't it however ironic that a forum based on a currency that uses proof-of-work still does not have access to an ID-platform which uses anonymous proof of work to prove the persistence of identity across time and space?

It appears to me that a simple and pseudo-anonymous way to provide access control to the forum would be for x BTC to be posted as collateral against user ID? (to be refunded after a trial period is over, or to be confiscated in case a user is banned).

BTC solves the problem of cheap ID?

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October 21, 2011, 03:51:51 PM
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I'm rather fine with the restrictions. No pain, no gain.
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October 22, 2011, 09:49:21 AM
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I'm fine with the restrictions but PM's should be enabled earlier.

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October 22, 2011, 11:42:11 AM
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I'm fine with the restrictions but PM's should be enabled earlier.
I agree. It forces honest users to spam and does not stop real PM spammers.
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October 22, 2011, 11:47:09 AM
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I'm fine with the restrictions but PM's should be enabled earlier.
I agree. It forces honest users to spam and does not stop real PM spammers.

I'm tottaly cool with those restrictions
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October 22, 2011, 11:50:30 AM
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I'm fine with the restrictions but PM's should be enabled earlier.
I agree. It forces honest users to spam and does not stop real PM spammers.

I'm tottaly cool with those restrictions

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Sorry about the post, it is incomplete:
... since I once was a forum admin and had problems with spammers a lot.
So, I tottally agree with the restrictions, including PM.
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October 24, 2011, 05:54:12 PM
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Jumping through hoops here just to try and buy some mtx money
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October 25, 2011, 10:12:15 PM
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I guess you have to start somewhere but the 4 hour thing is strange.

I think it is a great idea... Means you actually have to read before you are allowed to open your mouth lol! A lot more places should be like that!
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October 26, 2011, 02:21:20 AM
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It sucks but I understand why.

And hello all
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October 26, 2011, 03:27:59 PM
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Ok, thanks for the info. Smiley
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October 26, 2011, 03:51:47 PM
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Although I don't like the newbie restrictions, Sad they are reasonable and I understand why they are needed. Smiley

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October 26, 2011, 04:43:43 PM
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What I don't understand is that you have to actually post or click on links... the reading time in the threads is not considered as time logged in!!!
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October 26, 2011, 04:47:48 PM
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=/  I suppose this is reasonable, but it's still a bit annoying. -____-
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October 26, 2011, 04:52:50 PM
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What I don't understand is that you have to actually post or click on links... the reading time in the threads is not considered as time logged in!!!

The software that runs these forums (SMF) has no way of knowing you are still around unless you click links / post threads etc.  If you're technically minded, you can read up on how HTTP is stateless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Http
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_%28computer_science%29

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