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October 07, 2012, 06:09:05 PM
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Doesn't this mean people can just go spam up 5 posts in this newbie section and then go "troll" the other sections like they used to? Shocked
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October 08, 2012, 02:34:13 AM
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Kind of. Smiley you also need 4h of reading stuff around here while logged in.

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October 08, 2012, 02:57:27 AM
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Trolls take an opposite stance from what everyone else is discussing for the sake of starting an argument. This makes them happier than anything else. 5 posts and 4 hours online is not too bad for an initiation I guess. Cheesy
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October 08, 2012, 04:40:18 AM
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It was a bit confusing making my account, because the only indication that I'm not able to post anywhere except here was the description of this board. (I made an account because I wanted to leave feedback on another thread, but now I have to dick around for a while and B.S. 5 posts about whatever before I can do that.)

This kind of system is annoying to people who don't necessarily want to invest themselves in becoming regular users, and visit various forums for specific one-off purposes. If I became a regular user of every forum I have ever visited for some reason or another, I would have thousands of accounts, no job, and also be dead. This is an absurd and irritating and generally terrible solution to a problem you seem to think is somehow unique. (Oh no we're getting trolled on the Internet block everything.)

It would be interesting to see how many people here have exactly 6 posts. It's probably disproportionate.

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October 08, 2012, 05:23:31 AM
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New here, is it allowed to put legal trades for bitcoins in these forums? Say fake-id psd templates?
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October 08, 2012, 11:35:14 AM
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I'm just about to hit my 4hrs and this should be my 5th post. It seems to take forever!
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October 08, 2012, 01:31:56 PM
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Hi People
I am new to this forum although I've been using bitcoins for about 4 months now.
I joined the forum so I could leave feedback on another thread and like a previous poster, only found out about posting restrictions after I had registered.
Despite looking at the help section, I cannot seem to find where these rules for newbies are listed. Probably am just tired and missed it. So if anyone can point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.
Have just looked at page 146 where I find that 4hour and 5 sensible posts required?
Have I got that right?
So how to people leave feedback in other threads if they have only made one post?
This is the purpose of the "whitelisting" thread I presume.
However a more immediate concern is that I cannot logout!
Or is this another deliberate rule imposed on newbies?
Thank you for your help.
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October 08, 2012, 01:57:27 PM
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Ignore previous post.
Cleared browser cache and cookies and started again so can now logout O.K.
Also I think the restrictions are a good idea, makes you explore the site. Just a bit confusing if you are a new user to forums in general but I can accept that.
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October 08, 2012, 02:25:04 PM
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Reasonable restriction..
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October 08, 2012, 05:58:31 PM
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Good policy.

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October 08, 2012, 10:45:06 PM
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This is worse than sitting and watching grass grow Smiley

For a platform that is based on elegant complexity such as bitcoin, one would expect the board administrators to come up with a better Turing-type test for those with IQs higher than room temperature.

I sense that this solution was put together more out of frustration than from rational thought processes.
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October 09, 2012, 11:14:28 AM
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It was a bit confusing making my account, because the only indication that I'm not able to post anywhere except here was the description of this board. (I made an account because I wanted to leave feedback on another thread, but now I have to dick around for a while and B.S. 5 posts about whatever before I can do that.)

This kind of system is annoying to people who don't necessarily want to invest themselves in becoming regular users, and visit various forums for specific one-off purposes. If I became a regular user of every forum I have ever visited for some reason or another, I would have thousands of accounts, no job, and also be dead. This is an absurd and irritating and generally terrible solution to a problem you seem to think is somehow unique. (Oh no we're getting trolled on the Internet block everything.) …

I have said the same repeatedly some time ago. These rules make sure that the forums have lots of users who haven't gotten a life yet.

Also, these rules are entirely unnecessary, because there are better ways to achieve at least the same result.

But it serves little purpose to say anything like this, because the people who run a forum are gods, and you don't argue with gods.
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October 09, 2012, 02:13:20 PM
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hi, please let me out (i have a few useful posts and more than 4 hours total time loged in), thanks

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October 09, 2012, 04:18:17 PM
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Bit of a pain but I suppose rules are rules
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October 09, 2012, 09:32:14 PM
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Is that 4 hours reading, or just logged in?
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October 09, 2012, 11:02:06 PM
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Damn. I was wondering why I couldn't reply to the "BTC Symbol" thread. God I want to smack Luke-Jr... in a nice way.
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October 10, 2012, 11:47:30 AM
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Ach zo! Now I know why I cannot post!
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October 10, 2012, 12:44:06 PM
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Makes sense for me, and I guess it's fair.
There are a lot of places around the internet created for trolling, and this one is clearly not one of them.

Bitcoin is serious, and useful. That's why I would like to give this a try.

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October 10, 2012, 04:00:16 PM
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Ultimately, the posting restriction is a good idea.  It at least attempts to keep things pleasant.

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October 11, 2012, 08:01:16 AM
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Makes sense for me, and I guess it's fair.
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