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March 22, 2013, 05:49:05 PM
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I understand the need to deal with trolls.  Yet, can't we come up with a verification system or quick way to deal with trolls that doesn't require taking away precious development time just to gain access to a forum?

./ is 1000 times more open, has their occasional troll, yet is very successful without asking new people to go through this many hoops.
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March 22, 2013, 05:52:13 PM
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This is an understandable precaution.  Most forums have some kind of restriction similar to this.
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March 22, 2013, 05:57:45 PM
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My contribution to this thread, filling random letters to make my 2nd post.

Seriously, he 5 post rule is quite ineffective, any spam bot can do it. Also nothing will stop human spammers and trolls to make this posts, this is what they do for living.

The 4h online time can be an effective tool against bots, I give you that.

A good forum is a moderated forum, with reasonable use of the ban hammer. I find this forum WAAY too big, and this particular thread humongous.
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March 22, 2013, 05:59:41 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.)

It took me four hours just to find these restrictions. I had no idea why I couldn't post, or that there was a newbie area.  Perhaps we can make this more pronounced when a newbie is logged in?
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March 22, 2013, 06:05:14 PM
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These are good restrictions.
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March 22, 2013, 06:21:53 PM
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The restrictions are sort of annoying but I do understand why they're there.
Working on getting outta the newbie section.

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March 22, 2013, 06:22:34 PM
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It's unfortunate that online forums have such a problem with trollers/spambots.
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March 22, 2013, 07:09:03 PM
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I am glad it's not 100 posts.  5 I can deal with.
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March 22, 2013, 07:31:17 PM
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I wanted to reply about Satoshi Poker being down but now I have to wait for 4 hours Sad

I understand tho Smiley

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March 22, 2013, 07:45:02 PM
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fair enough
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March 22, 2013, 08:11:15 PM
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aggree, this can prevent a spammer
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March 22, 2013, 08:41:48 PM
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I can't believe these noob requirements.  I just want to talk about FRC as being the most interesting crypto currency to date.
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March 22, 2013, 09:06:40 PM
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Makes perfect sense.
While I hate being a newbie, I do have a fair bit of experience with BTC, mining and transactions and am following this revolutionary currency with eager anticipation, so right now, I guess it's all about getting my post count up high enough without seeming like an ass Wink
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March 22, 2013, 09:07:22 PM
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These restrictions are basic and fair, in my opinion. It should only take one evening to jump out of the birthing pool and into the deep water.  Smiley
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March 22, 2013, 09:41:22 PM
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I guess this makes sense.  I just want to post a request to the bitcoinity forum, but I have to write to other topics just to do that Wink
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March 22, 2013, 10:25:12 PM
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Like many other posters,the restrictions sound reasonable.
Also like many other posters, I dislike spam. What all types of spam are you looking for to check back on(examples)? I don't really know my way around forums, so I'm interested in learning the "signs" of spam.
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March 23, 2013, 03:17:44 AM
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fair enough, something needs to be done to keep the spammers out.
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March 23, 2013, 07:18:53 AM
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I am not a spammer, I swear!
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March 23, 2013, 09:24:00 AM
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Ok
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March 23, 2013, 09:29:31 AM
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How many posts do we have to post before we can post in the other threads ?

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