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June 20, 2011, 08:27:01 AM
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Haha, definitely spent way more than 4 hours lurking on these forums. Now to post a bit more...
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June 20, 2011, 08:39:16 AM
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anoying but needed. im lurker for some time around and only make a account few days ago. im still needing a post to reply in others post but is better than watch the forum flooded with nonsenses and troll posts
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June 20, 2011, 10:28:34 AM
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at least the spam is "contained" here, eh?
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June 20, 2011, 12:04:44 PM
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To bastardise a phrase, I suppose this is a case of the internet getting the admins they deserve...
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June 20, 2011, 12:08:38 PM
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This is kind a frustrating but oh well. Can live with it.

Why not add some captchas to registration page though? One repcaptcha and one with questions. Should cut out spam completely. I assume right now you'll still get spam but only to newbie section.
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June 20, 2011, 01:10:29 PM
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Yeah, I hear you man. I only wanted to post 1 message to my team members (perhaps the first of many?) and here I find myself splashing around in the paddle pool.

My inner geek is most disappointed.
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June 20, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
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Lame restrictions. Long-time-reader first-time-caller who only registered to post on a thread to which I can finally contribute something meaningful. Not to take anything away from the need to enforce such restrictions.
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June 20, 2011, 02:11:49 PM
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Thanks for the info, was trying to figure out how to get out of purgatory haha.

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June 20, 2011, 02:43:48 PM
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Hope this will reduce spamming...
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June 20, 2011, 02:48:36 PM
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Awesome, I look forward to contributing
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June 20, 2011, 03:47:31 PM
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Thosr rules lead to a mass of Spam in this Topic =)
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June 20, 2011, 04:02:24 PM
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If you've already been here for 4 or more hours should it be automatic after the 5th post? I think I should have access but something may have gone wrong.

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June 20, 2011, 04:02:24 PM
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hello community,

ive been mining for about a week now and i spent over 1 month getting to know all about bitcoin and mining. I just bought a ATI 5830 and would like to get some suggestion from experts, who have been mining from the start of bitcoin on, how i could improve my effectiveness. Currently im mining in DeepBit, Slushs Pool and BTC Guild. Im not a spammer so please promote me to a senior member or anything thats better than newbie Smiley

thanks a lot in advance

thanks for any donations Smiley

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June 20, 2011, 05:09:27 PM
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This supports a theory I have that the behaviour of an online community is heavily influenced by the software it runs. So for example in a blog that runs WordPress with regular comments, everyone takes their lead from the blogger: if he's thoughtful and polite, so are they, if not, not. (The subject matter has an effect, but less than you might expect.) If he happens to be running Disqus comments, the blogger has less influence, because people lek for 'likes'. Metafilter (my favourite community site) uses a layout and moderation system that you won't find anywhere else, so the community is likewise unique. And 'forums', usually running either SMF or phpBB, all resemble each other in that

  • Lots of people talk smack
  • Even more people act very defensively
  • Many don't read more than three or four comments in the thread before they reply. I certainly haven't read all the comments in this one. A side effect is that there are more outright dumb comments, although intelligent ones may or may not exist alongside them.
  • Smileys everywhere
  • Mods make a lot of explicit rules and 'sticky' them – stickying itself being particular to this sort of forum.
    • These rules become more arbitrary over time.
  • Your reputation is very visible and significant, thanks to the per-post sidebar on the left that says how many posts you've made, and even what 'title' you have.

Instituting a rule that people without established rep have to post in a forum that no-one, including the posters, reads, in order to prevent 'spam' – the lurk requirement may reduce spam, but the posting requirement won't – is a perfect example of this. Ironically when I attempted to post to another thread fifteen minutes ago it was in order to point out that Mark Karpeles' motto of "php can do ANYTHING!" should probably have tipped more people off that MtGox wasn't the most secure of sites. The way you talk, the way you code, the software you choose to run, all both say something about you and affect your actions and nature.
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June 20, 2011, 08:03:10 PM
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man 50 posts would take forever unless you spam and troll
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June 20, 2011, 08:41:40 PM
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It seems to me that this restriction encourages new forum members to begin their stay here by making a minimum of five pretty useless posts. Like this one... Wink

Still, the 5 posts + 4 hour rule doesn't seem terribly onerous to me, and if it cuts out most of the spam with less administrative overhead than other methods such as moderating new users, then I don't have a problem with it.
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June 20, 2011, 08:44:43 PM
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June 20, 2011, 08:50:00 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.

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

Also:
- You must have made one post in order to send PMs.
- You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.
- You need 50 posts to put an image in your signature.

I meet these requirements, but I'm still not able to post outside of Newbies...

EDIT: Posting here seems to have instantly resolved it. How odd.
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June 20, 2011, 09:13:37 PM
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What a super idea :| ... (now to invent another 4 replies along a similar vein...)
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June 20, 2011, 10:31:18 PM
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There seem to be a lot of rules for a libertarian/anarchist sort of forum.
I guess that could be a result of the type of people who it would attract?
It seems like the kind of rule that came about to stop a specific type of abuse.
 
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