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December 24, 2012, 09:50:56 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 agree. This kind of system attracts stupid people with too much time on their hands and makes it difficult for people who have a life.
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December 24, 2012, 06:38:06 PM
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good idea. set auto pm for newly registered
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December 24, 2012, 07:36:11 PM
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I guess that's not so unreasonable.

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December 24, 2012, 08:57:04 PM
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Four hours woohoo!!
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December 25, 2012, 04:03:30 AM
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Four hours woohoo!!

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December 25, 2012, 04:35:03 AM
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readed and understood.

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December 25, 2012, 03:00:57 PM
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...and finally post #5 for me  Smiley
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December 25, 2012, 06:18:04 PM
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I wish I'd known about the 4 hour restriction last month when I started browsing the forums!  I only found out when I had something interesting to post.
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December 25, 2012, 07:10:34 PM
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I wish I'd known about the 4 hour restriction last month when I started browsing the forums!  I only found out when I had something interesting to post.

hah, I'm in the same boat. Wish I had been logged in all that time.
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December 25, 2012, 07:28:41 PM
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Due to a mass of trolling, only established posters are able to post in non-newbie sections. You are considered "established" if you have spent 4 hours online and have made 5 posts (new topics or replies).

If you have really good posts, you can post a request for preemptive whitelisting in the appropriate topic.

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- Newbies cannot upload their own avatars.
- You must have made one post in order to send PMs.
- You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted. (The system automatically checks every 10 minutes and promotes people as appropriate.)

Excellent sticky, Was wondering what the restriction changes were..
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December 25, 2012, 11:10:44 PM
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I wish I'd known about the 4 hour restriction last month when I started browsing the forums!  I only found out when I had something interesting to post.

hah, I'm in the same boat. Wish I had been logged in all that time.


Check out the whitelist request topic.  Explain the situation, they may take pity! https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15911.0

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December 26, 2012, 03:31:48 PM
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3 hours and change left for me.  Tongue
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December 26, 2012, 11:03:08 PM
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Due to a mass of trolling, only established posters are able to post in non-newbie sections. You are considered "established" if you have spent 4 hours online and have made 5 posts (new topics or replies).

If you have really good posts, you can post a request for preemptive whitelisting in the appropriate topic.

Also:
- Newbies cannot upload their own avatars.
- You must have made one post in order to send PMs.
- You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted. (The system automatically checks every 10 minutes and promotes people as appropriate.)

10 minutes. . .

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December 27, 2012, 07:16:27 PM
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Good rules.
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December 28, 2012, 06:02:38 AM
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I understand the restrictions. too many forums are filled with trolls. suppose this is one way to put a leash on em.
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December 28, 2012, 08:14:02 AM
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This is a great method to manage the actual members of the forum!
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December 28, 2012, 11:59:43 AM
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Makes complete sense.

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December 28, 2012, 02:36:53 PM
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Nice method, although I was confused before I saw this
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December 28, 2012, 07:03:17 PM
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Unusual, but effective. Have been following this forum for a couple of months, and a measure like this really seems to be sensible regarding all the posters and flamers here.
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December 28, 2012, 10:29:02 PM
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Not all non registered members are newbies  Angry. Some people has been reading this forum before register an account...
Why is this method avoiding trolls? A troll can wait 5 hours.

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