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

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:24 pm
by SyrLinus
I've modified something that may allow us to allow new members but restrict the spamming. New users will require post approval for their first **3** posts to ensure they are interested in participating in the forums than "abusing it". Additionally, there is now a 30 second delay requirement between posts.

I've also added a time limit for post editing to be 60 min (this avoids the ability for someone to go back and add spam URLs a few days later).

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask here or send me a PM.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:16 pm
by Richard
Great, thanks for making those alterations :)

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:17 pm
by HCPinGviini
SyrLinus wrote:I've also added a time limit for post editing to be 60 min (this avoids the ability for someone to go back and add spam URLs a few days later).

I don't know, how I should feel about this as sometimes I just have an urge to wipe something I said earlier and so far I've liked that you can modify posts whenever you feel like it.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:36 am
by SyrLinus
I'd be entirely open to discussion but part of why I did this is to prevent spammers from going back and altering posts with info. Even if you change it here, somewhere else it will be archive and recorded (whether Google or the WayBack machine).

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

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 pm
by VeganGirl2006
This should make it more difficult for spammers to abuse this forum. Good job! :)

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

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:42 am
by Richard
HCPinGviini wrote:
SyrLinus wrote:I've also added a time limit for post editing to be 60 min (this avoids the ability for someone to go back and add spam URLs a few days later).

I don't know, how I should feel about this as sometimes I just have an urge to wipe something I said earlier and so far I've liked that you can modify posts whenever you feel like it.

You can always contact me to make alterations like this

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

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:46 pm
by Odidnetne
When I was a moderator, I used to feel a certain sense of satisfaction eliminating auto-join/spammers' threads :). Personally on the editing though, I think 12 - 24 hours is a good window, but that's just me.

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

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:41 am
by SyrLinus
Our spammers are quite relentless. Right now I'm spending about an hour a day cleaning this stuff up. :(

And I'm still open to more discussion on the editing. As Richard points out, we'd have no problem modifying or removing a post after that time passes.

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

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:31 pm
by lohungfong
good idea! im new and i had thought that this was a permanent feature , i was kinda bummed but now yay. yeah its a smart feature

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

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:08 pm
by robert
Welcome all you new members!

I'm working on manually approving your posts as fast as I can. The faster you get to 15 posts, the easier :) After that, no more manual approving.

Welcome again! Have fun!

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

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:39 am
by GreenChili
thanks

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

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:47 pm
by GreenChili
I am dying to start a thread that I can see :-)

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

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:30 am
by SyrLinus
Just as an FYI, we've reduced this down to 5 posts.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:01 pm
by Pegesus
Out of curiosity. If we start our own thread prior to the 5 post count. We it be posted after manual approval or do I have to re post after I have my 5 post minimum?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:56 am
by robert
It was dropped down to 1 post....I didn't even know it was back up to 5 posts....for 3 years we didn't have any introductory requirement but with some recent spam issues we had to make a few updates....hope to get back to no post requirement to join asap. Thanks!