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EEVblog => EEVblog Specific => News => Topic started by: EEVblog on March 01, 2018, 09:58:25 am

Title: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: EEVblog on March 01, 2018, 09:58:25 am
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.
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: Dubbie on March 01, 2018, 10:03:44 am
Good idea.
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: tautech on March 01, 2018, 10:07:15 am
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.  :-+
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: ataradov on March 01, 2018, 06:27:00 pm
This is awesome, I get a lot of people using PM as forum to ask generic questions and do their homework.
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: tpowell1830 on March 01, 2018, 06:32:04 pm
Should stop hit-and-run spammers.
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: PA0PBZ on March 01, 2018, 07:49:27 pm
So you need 5 posts to get to the next level to get that functionality.

So that delays the spam for like 5 minutes?
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: ataradov on March 01, 2018, 07:50:43 pm
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.
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: PA0PBZ on March 01, 2018, 08:04:03 pm
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...
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: janoc on March 01, 2018, 09:34:57 pm
Spammers are often automated bots - someone creates a bunch of throwaway accounts and then uses a bot to mass-post crap.
Title: Re: Newbie Restrictions
Post by: Brumby on March 02, 2018, 02:19:13 am
This is better than what we had before and hopefully we won't have to increase the threshold.


Let's see how it goes.