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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#31 Postby Mynt » Tue May 11, 2010 11:49 pm

something like, sorry the maximum quota for the board has been reached

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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#32 Postby SyrLinus » Wed May 12, 2010 8:18 am

Ah.. Yup. 256KB. The reason is: to avoid possibility of causing the board to slow down and filling all of the server's disk. It's simple. Re-size your pictures down or do a 2nd post with the pictures or post them on a site that hosts them like flickr.

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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#33 Postby NicholasV » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:20 am

Was spam such a huge problem that it caused more work than manually approving 15 posts?
On most forums I have ever seen, that never seems to be the case.

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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#34 Postby SyrLinus » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:29 am

Some days we'd hit into 30-40 posts of spam. And others, not so much. We've since reduced the requirement for postings down to, I think, 2-3 (I'm being lazy about checking this morning).

Part of the problem is the phpBB design and I know as newer versions are developed they are working on better spam mechanisms and hopefully we'll be able to remove that at some point.

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#35 Postby vegancraze » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:41 am

Waiting for approval is not that nice, why can't you just ban spammers? This sucks really. And is gonna shoo away new members.

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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#36 Postby Epi-Gen » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:05 am

15 seems a bit high even if you do use this method.

In general it might be a little "over policing" that may or may not get rid of the problem. It seems like more work than banning spammers (who I do not see on forums that much anyways).

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#37 Postby SyrLinus » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:15 am

I'll say it again: we reduced it down to 2-3. As for banning spammers and not seeing them: it's because we ban them as we catch them. One or two get through but the number of spammers can be quite huge. It may be an inconvenience but I really don't want this site to become a haven for people advertising how big some body part can be or how buff you can look with product whatever.

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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#38 Postby Baby Hercules » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:18 am

SyrLinus wrote:I'll say it again: we reduced it down to 2-3. As for banning spammers and not seeing them: it's because we ban them as we catch them. One or two get through but the number of spammers can be quite huge. It may be an inconvenience but I really don't want this site to become a haven for people advertising how big some body part can be or how buff you can look with product whatever.


Thank you, SyrLinus, because those ads really do turn me off. It's nice to know somebody's watching out for us. I had a muscle mag subscription once (I won't say which one but you can guess) and I got so fed up with the ads that I ripped out every page that wasn't an article. I ended up with two-thirds of the magazine in the trash. I canceled my subscription the next day. So glad to find an online source where someone does the ripping for me! Ha, ha!

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Re: **If you have less than 15 posts, READ THIS**

#39 Postby vegancraze » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:35 am

SyrLinus wrote:I'll say it again: we reduced it down to 2-3. As for banning spammers and not seeing them: it's because we ban them as we catch them. One or two get through but the number of spammers can be quite huge. It may be an inconvenience but I really don't want this site to become a haven for people advertising how big some body part can be or how buff you can look with product whatever.


Yeah, but members can use report feature to report spam links n al, right? :augenroller:

Plus can't you just raise the no. of post required to post a link or something to 25 instead of this? :roll:

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#40 Postby SyrLinus » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:11 am

Unfortunately, there is no separate option for links.. esp when they are part of the signature.

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#41 Postby vegancraze » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 am

SyrLinus wrote:Unfortunately, there is no separate option for links.. esp when they are part of the signature.


Hmm.. If they spam siggy with links, members can still report right? :? Also you can set signature permissions for members i guess. Maybe I'm wrong. :augenroller:

BTW aren't signature links allowed here? I mean non spammy ones?

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#42 Postby SyrLinus » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:05 am

yes, sigs with links are ok.

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#43 Postby Moo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:54 am

Good to know! Hopefully my posts will start showing up soon.

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#44 Postby ChristopherClemens » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:09 am

Quick question:

Does it take longer than a week usually for newbie posts to be moderated?
I made an "intro thread" about a week ago, and it has yet to show itself yet.

Thanks.

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Re: **If you have less than 3 posts, READ THIS**

#45 Postby SyrLinus » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:22 am

No, we usually approve within a 24 hour period at worst. There are no posts left to approve. Could you post it again?


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