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May 14, 2013, 12:03:40 AM
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Does anybody else think the newbies restriction doesn't make sense?
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May 14, 2013, 12:07:04 AM
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Yes and no. Yes since bots and spammers in general can really mess up your forum. No because this approach actually does not work and just serves to annoy legitimate users. Nothing rubs me the wrong way as being thought of as a spammer off the bat.
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May 14, 2013, 12:10:43 AM
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This isn't the only forum that has something like this...

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May 14, 2013, 12:35:28 AM
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I think it does stop the creation of some spam accounts. Mostly because of the time limit, which isn't hard to reach if you're a legitimate user. However, if you were trying to create 50 spam/scam accounts, I wouldn't want to be the one managing them all to 4 browsing hours.

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May 14, 2013, 12:48:06 AM
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I think its a decent system, it encourages the use of the newbie forum which is here for a reason. TBH i'd prefer a system which requires a unique email domain ie, can't be from gmail or yahoo. I'm a member on another particular forum that goes by this approach and it works well.
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May 14, 2013, 12:49:30 AM
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Yes it makes sense to stop spam bots and the such. It's a good idea.
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May 14, 2013, 12:50:51 AM
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5 posts isn't that much anyways. I lurked for a while and finally decided to make an account. Already reached the required posts in a day.
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May 14, 2013, 12:51:04 AM
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TBH i'd prefer a system which requires a unique email domain ie, can't be from gmail or yahoo.

Whilst I do have email accounts from unique domains, I still prefer using my gmail address for things like forum logins etc...

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May 14, 2013, 12:51:38 AM
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I think its a decent system, it encourages the use of the newbie forum which is here for a reason. TBH i'd prefer a system which requires a unique email domain ie, can't be from gmail or yahoo. I'm a member on another particular forum that goes by this approach and it works well.

Sure that'd stop bad accounts, but that would also stop a lot of legitimate users from signing up, as these are the most popular domains.

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May 14, 2013, 12:52:57 AM
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It's like this on almost every other forum I'm on and while it's a nuisance, I see the logic behind it.
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May 14, 2013, 01:02:45 AM
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It's like this on almost every other forum I'm on and while it's a nuisance, I see the logic behind it.

The nuisance is the logic Wink

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May 14, 2013, 01:07:28 AM
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It really doesn't, to be honest. I do see some logic though.  Tongue

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May 14, 2013, 01:38:29 AM
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Well, if preventing spam is the main reason behind it it does make sense. However, I'm pretty sure it discourages lots of potential users from posting in it, and security should never prevent or discourage the use of anything if it's well designed. In any case, if they're doing this for security reasons then "newbies" is definitely not a good name for it...


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May 14, 2013, 01:40:06 AM
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Well, if preventing spam is the main reason behind it it does make sense. However, I'm pretty sure it discourages lots of potential users from posting in it, and security should never prevent or discourage the use of anything if it's well designed. In any case, if they're doing this for security reasons then "newbies" is definitely not a good name for it...

One of the main reasons is for new users to get acquainted with the forum. Hence "newbies". Plus it puts all the n00b questions in one easy to manage place Tongue

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May 14, 2013, 01:43:59 AM
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Seems kind of excessive though....

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May 14, 2013, 01:50:06 AM
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One of the main reasons is for new users to get acquainted with the forum. Hence "newbies". Plus it puts all the n00b questions in one easy to manage place Tongue

I agree with the getting acquainted with the forum part. As for the noob questions I don't think so. Probably most of these questions is just people needing to post. This is my third post by the way!
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May 14, 2013, 02:01:33 AM
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One of the main reasons is for new users to get acquainted with the forum. Hence "newbies". Plus it puts all the n00b questions in one easy to manage place Tongue

I think that the "new users getting acquainted" part is the main reason why the new user restriction is in place, with stopping spam as a secondary goal.
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May 14, 2013, 02:32:18 AM
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I can understand the early restrictions, but is there a requirement to put a custom avatar up?

I mean maybe I'm just a dipshit, but all I have are the stock crap photos to choose from. I need to put my angry Walter face up!!!!!

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May 14, 2013, 02:35:47 AM
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I can understand the early restrictions, but is there a requirement to put a custom avatar up?

I mean maybe I'm just a dipshit, but all I have are the stock crap photos to choose from. I need to put my angry Walter face up!!!!!

Yeah there is. Just below the stock photos, there's an option to upload your own pic or link to an online image.

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May 14, 2013, 02:37:42 AM
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I've been waiting to be able to reply in other forums besides this newbie forum...  be patient jedi, your time is yet to come.
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