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Newbie Restrictions
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:58:25 pm »
Due to some abuse of the PM function, newbies are now not allowed to send messages.
So you need 5 posts to get to the next level to get that functionality.
 
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 09:03:44 pm »
Good idea.
 

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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 09:07:15 pm »
Dave, can I ask about the Move Topic feature ?

Has it been announced, if so where, and might it be a good idea to add mention of it to one of the Newbie stickys ?
BTW, it's a nice addition.  :-+
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 05:27:00 am »
This is awesome, I get a lot of people using PM as forum to ask generic questions and do their homework.
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 05:32:04 am »
Should stop hit-and-run spammers.
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 06:49:27 am »
So you need 5 posts to get to the next level to get that functionality.

So that delays the spam for like 5 minutes?
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 06:50:43 am »
So that delays the spam for like 5 minutes?
There are very few spammers here that leave more than one message. They will give up before they try to get 5 legit posts. Those monkeys doing the spamming are not that smart.
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 07:04:03 am »
So that delays the spam for like 5 minutes?
There are very few spammers here that leave more than one message. They will give up before they try to get 5 legit posts. Those monkeys doing the spamming are not that smart.
It depends on the message they get when they try to send a PM, if it says you need 5 posts...
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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 08:34:57 am »
Spammers are often automated bots - someone creates a bunch of throwaway accounts and then uses a bot to mass-post crap.
 

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Re: Newbie Restrictions
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 01:19:13 pm »
This is better than what we had before and hopefully we won't have to increase the threshold.


Let's see how it goes.
 


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