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July 16, 2011, 01:25:06 PM
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I think the rules are okay I know of a lot of forums where they require a lot more hours and posts.

Personally I have spent easily over 10 hours each week over the past 2 months, but I finally joined today as a user so I can buy / sell stuff for bitcoins and realized I can't post until I go through these trials.
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July 16, 2011, 02:36:28 PM
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Well, I think they're a bit annoying. Four content-free posts in the Newbie section aren't that difficult.

Why don't you allow enabling an account with a Bitcoin transfer? I'd consider 1 Bitcent to be reasonable for purposes of spam blocking.

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July 16, 2011, 02:39:57 PM
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Well, I think they're a bit annoying. Four content-free posts in the Newbie section aren't that difficult.

Why don't you allow enabling an account with a Bitcoin transfer? I'd consider 1 Bitcent to be reasonable for purposes of spam blocking.

Because it's a fair assumption that newbies come here to learn about bitcoin, and are unlikely to have any already.

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July 16, 2011, 03:06:01 PM
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only want to earn some coins

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July 16, 2011, 06:57:01 PM
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Good way to weed out spam, and "rule breaking" post. Good Job!
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July 16, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
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As a newbie that sounds fair. Just putting my 2 cents  in. Greetings from the West Coast :-)
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July 16, 2011, 09:31:27 PM
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Gotta pay your dues to do more, I guess Smiley

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July 16, 2011, 09:49:33 PM
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I agree that five posts and four hours sounds pretty reasonable.  I think I can do it.
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July 17, 2011, 01:40:26 AM
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I wonder if something less rudimentary is better?  For example, paying a 0.01 BC fee to remove noob title?
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July 17, 2011, 03:34:04 AM
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I wonder if something less rudimentary is better?  For example, paying a 0.01 BC fee to remove noob title?

That sounds interesting, i would  definitely pay that amount in order to get rid of the noob title Smiley
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July 17, 2011, 07:49:48 AM
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The time limit is a good idea, but requiring post count I don't see as great, it just encourages people to post useless stuff in the newbie section.  Like this Smiley
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July 17, 2011, 10:33:42 AM
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I've been around for quite a while, but I am still labeled as a newbie as of today.
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July 17, 2011, 11:33:44 AM
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I see, this explains a few things about not being able to post Smiley

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July 17, 2011, 01:58:27 PM
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I wonder if something less rudimentary is better?  For example, paying a 0.01 BC fee to remove noob title?
Yeah, that sounds nice, would also give some extra income to the forum ^^
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July 17, 2011, 02:58:25 PM
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The time limit is a good idea, but requiring post count I don't see as great, it just encourages people to post useless stuff in the newbie section.  Like this Smiley

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July 17, 2011, 03:52:45 PM
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1 bitcent is a lot for newbies. I've just spent my first 0.03, and had to pay a 0.01 transaction fee, which means my sum total of 0.04 is now down to 0. While I'm all for avoiding spam (and broadly support the policy in this post), I'm not convinced that charging a nominal fee is the way to go; what's nominal for experienced users of this new currency is prohibitively expensive to people who haven't actually got any/much of it.

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July 17, 2011, 04:51:21 PM
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So i have over 4 hr online and over 5 posts, why an a still listed as an newbie?

edit: site must have just been slow
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July 17, 2011, 06:06:05 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.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted.

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I understand these restrictions but I just registered to ask a question!
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July 17, 2011, 06:07:27 PM
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i definitely read that newbie rule too late :/

now im stuck in setting up mining farm (u can see result on nmcmine.com) threshhold display in status page to work properly and cant even ask ^^

well gonna wait for being allowed to post further on
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July 17, 2011, 06:46:59 PM
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I think this is pretty spot on in terms of restrictions, certainly slows the trolls down!

I am definitely not writing completely useless posts just so that I can move to the grown-up forum!
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