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June 28, 2011, 12:18:50 PM
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damn trolls
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June 28, 2011, 01:19:46 PM
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Blah. Sucks if you've been reading and following the forums for a while and have just now decided to actually register and post something.
Easy solution to that and it looks like you've already found it Tongue

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June 28, 2011, 01:22:40 PM
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Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted.
I finally got there and have to wait even longer! Sad Cheesy

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June 28, 2011, 01:31:21 PM
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I find this to be quite logical.
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June 28, 2011, 01:46:27 PM
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I've had over 5 posts for 2 hours now and still can't post etc! Hurry up!!! Smiley

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June 28, 2011, 01:58:25 PM
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Ok, so does this count as the first post!
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June 28, 2011, 02:54:15 PM
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So what, everyone has to sit here and post 5 times before we can take part in the real discussions?  Ok Tongue
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June 28, 2011, 03:09:24 PM
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Of course 4 hours can delay some trollers from register new accounts, but it can be also an option for people with good reputation to bypass this restriction.
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June 28, 2011, 03:53:40 PM
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June 28, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
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hello  Grin
just registered, 4 posts and 4 hours to go before i can finally post an issue i'm having with catalyst 11.6 and ubuntu 11.04
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June 28, 2011, 06:56:59 PM
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So what, everyone has to sit here and post 5 times before we can take part in the real discussions?  Ok Tongue

Yup, I like the restrictions. Post number 2.
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June 28, 2011, 07:07:48 PM
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I can see why the policy is needed, but it's not great if you're someone who likes to make occasional thoughtful posts instead of spouting masses of rubbish.

Oh well, this seems to be the best thread to spam - I give in.

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June 28, 2011, 07:48:31 PM
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BTW that last post was irony, not spam Smiley

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June 28, 2011, 07:53:36 PM
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Well that's fair.
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June 28, 2011, 08:34:29 PM
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i think 4 hours too much for start...
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June 28, 2011, 09:26:50 PM
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I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep the board clean.
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June 28, 2011, 10:52:49 PM
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I see where this policy is coming from but it seems to be seriously flawed.

1) the four hour limit just means that people will idle, occasionally switching pages to make sure they're still logged in and logging back in if they get auto-logged out. In essence this limit accomplishes absolutely nothing while annoying legitimate users

2) Personally I think the limit should be higher for links. Even though the average user of these forums is going to be smarter than most people who browse the internet, it's still a high risk, especially when pretty much everyone here has bitcoins to lose.

3) .14 --- Sorry, just had to make a pi joke.

4) If anyone who has the power to do so is reading this, the new user policy needs to be better publicized, most forums to do with a global sticky that stays on top of each section's thread listings. That way new users (like me) won't be stuck scrambling around wondering why they can't post and getting frustrated until they either give up or, like me, find their way here.

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June 29, 2011, 12:06:21 AM
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Yeah 4 hours seems pretty strict for a newcomer.. maybe 1 hour would be better?
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June 29, 2011, 12:08:58 AM
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Yeah 4 hours seems pretty strict for a newcomer.. maybe 1 hour would be better?

Yeah it does seem kind of strict, but I can definitely see the reasoning behind it. So the slight inconvenience is well worth it in the long run in my opinion.
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June 29, 2011, 12:13:50 AM
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I guess it should help keep out spammers tho. The ones who are too lazy to make enough posts anyways lol
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