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

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:49 pm
by Mynt
something like, sorry the maximum quota for the board has been reached

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

Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:18 am
by SyrLinus
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:20 am
by NicholasV
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:29 am
by SyrLinus
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:41 am
by vegancraze
Waiting for approval is not that nice, why can't you just ban spammers? This sucks really. And is gonna shoo away new members.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:05 am
by Epi-Gen
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).

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

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:15 am
by SyrLinus
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.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:18 am
by Baby Hercules
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!

Baby Herc

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

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:35 am
by vegancraze
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:

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

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:11 am
by SyrLinus
Unfortunately, there is no separate option for links.. esp when they are part of the signature.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 am
by vegancraze
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?

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

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:05 am
by SyrLinus
yes, sigs with links are ok.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:54 am
by Moo
Good to know! Hopefully my posts will start showing up soon.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:09 am
by ChristopherClemens
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.

Christopher

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

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:22 am
by SyrLinus
No, we usually approve within a 24 hour period at worst. There are no posts left to approve. Could you post it again?