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October 21, 2012, 04:06:01 PM
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It sounds reasonable to filter out those that are just trolling.  Smiley
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October 21, 2012, 04:50:19 PM
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I am ready to fly! get me out of here please! Tongue

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October 21, 2012, 05:46:21 PM
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I find it sad that sites need to go to such measures to root out trolls Angry

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October 21, 2012, 08:14:59 PM
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I find it sad that sites need to go to such measures to root out trolls Angry

Once you get past the newbie period, you are now part of a forum that has done some attempt at filtering out trolls.  It can be more enjoyable knowing that most of the members are not here trolling.
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October 21, 2012, 08:32:14 PM
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I find it sad that sites need to go to such measures to root out trolls Angry
Seems pretty sensible, considering how bad some forums can get.
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October 21, 2012, 11:28:07 PM
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having 8 hours logged and still can't post replies  Huh except the newbie sector  Tongue

What is sad is the fact that you have not read the rules.

1. you need 4 hours
2. you need >5 posts
8 hours only  satisfies one requirement.

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October 22, 2012, 05:10:01 AM
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Makes sense. Still a little annoying though, couldn't you just use more anti-spam measures rather than locking people out though?
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October 22, 2012, 06:05:36 AM
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Even night clubs these days make people queue outside and only the good looking people get let in first. Antispam measures are usually IP blocking methods. but with many people using TOR for their genuine anonymity unrelated to spamming (drug pushers etc). Which seems to be a well valued right of BTC. Stopping IP addresses of spamming trolls is just going to block many non spamming users too.

Spammers that use to do it the TOR way would just click 'use new identity' to be given a fresh new node IP. so blocking every IP is not the solution. plus its not much of a prevention. It is basically like letting in all the riff raff into a night club then throwing out anyone that looks the same whether they caused the trouble or not.. In bitcoin terms that is a large percentage use TOR. so I find queuing outside for 4 hours better, knowing I hopefully will have a relaxed atmosphere inside for many months

and on that note 2 hours to go Cheesy
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October 22, 2012, 06:21:15 AM
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Even night clubs these days make people queue outside and only the good looking people get let in first. Antispam measures are usually IP blocking methods. but with many people using TOR for their genuine anonymity unrelated to spamming (drug pushers etc). Which seems to be a well valued right of BTC. Stopping IP addresses of spamming trolls is just going to block many non spamming users too.

Spammers that use to do it the TOR way would just click 'use new identity' to be given a fresh new node IP. so blocking every IP is not the solution. plus its not much of a prevention. It is basically like letting in all the riff raff into a night club then throwing out anyone that looks the same whether they caused the trouble or not.. In bitcoin terms that is a large percentage use TOR. so I find queuing outside for 4 hours better, knowing I hopefully will have a relaxed atmosphere inside for many months

and on that note 2 hours to go Cheesy

Interesting analogy.  Thanks for your thoughts. Smiley
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October 22, 2012, 07:46:32 AM
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could someone pleeeeaasse remove my newbie status??
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October 22, 2012, 10:08:02 AM
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Well this isn't too bad, should have signed up sooner though

Same here.  All I'm trying to do is buy some BTC in the UK.

woot woot! i just moved to the UK
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October 22, 2012, 10:29:52 AM
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Welcome to the land of grey clouds!

On a related note, it looks like I have finally got Bitstamp to work, using a SEPA payment.  Only 2 business days to find out if I'm right.
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October 22, 2012, 02:39:32 PM
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Even night clubs these days make people queue outside and only the good looking people get let in first. Antispam measures are usually IP blocking methods. but with many people using TOR for their genuine anonymity unrelated to spamming (drug pushers etc). Which seems to be a well valued right of BTC. Stopping IP addresses of spamming trolls is just going to block many non spamming users too.

Spammers that use to do it the TOR way would just click 'use new identity' to be given a fresh new node IP. so blocking every IP is not the solution. plus its not much of a prevention. It is basically like letting in all the riff raff into a night club then throwing out anyone that looks the same whether they caused the trouble or not.. In bitcoin terms that is a large percentage use TOR. so I find queuing outside for 4 hours better, knowing I hopefully will have a relaxed atmosphere inside for many months

and on that note 2 hours to go Cheesy

It is a good way to select those who have nothing better to do than standing in line for 4 hours. Of those who have a life this web site gets only those who can write a bot in much less than 4 hours that fulfills the requirement for them. Smiley
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October 22, 2012, 06:10:29 PM
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Restrictions make sense, keep the trolls out.
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October 22, 2012, 06:58:14 PM
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edit: posted in wrong thread. oops
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October 22, 2012, 11:13:21 PM
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was really confused when i couldn't send PM's or reply to threads.
i read somewhere we only need to reply to one post in order to send PM's. this is my first post/reply. gonna check it out...
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October 22, 2012, 11:14:26 PM
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heh. didn't work... will just have to be patient then...
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October 23, 2012, 03:08:31 AM
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Makes sense.
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October 23, 2012, 09:52:18 AM
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Very nice

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October 23, 2012, 12:52:15 PM
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After reading a lot of posts on your newsgroup I decide to submit an applicatio, but I'm a little confused on how you get your right to raise a topic and/or reply to one PM.
Can somebody please explain it to me?

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