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Post by booger » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:35 am

ther is a 5 limit post before posting web links? .....why is that?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:52 am

So that people don't come on this site advertising their sites and against SPAM bots. We are sorry if it causes inconvenience, but(and our older users can testify for this) we used to have a lot of problems with spam. This is just one of the methods we have employed to tried to make this forum an experience as pleasurable as possible for our users.
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Post by plusminus » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:35 am

I think a (well working) captcha-system would work better.

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Post by alextemplet » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:00 am

I'm a big supporter of the 5-post-minimum rule; spam has almost gone extinct here since that rule was implemented. And getting five posts isn't hard at all. A post in the "Introduction for Members" thread counts as one already. You can comment on a couple of threads of your choice, or you could just type a bunch of posts in the "Last Person to Reply Wins!" thread. Anyone who's played that game for a while can tell you, you can get away with almost any useless post in that thread.
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Post by mith » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:00 am

Capcha takes out bots, we have problems with advertisers.
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Post by Dustfinger » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:05 am

It#s a good idea, but the problem is that there are people who need answers urgently and that'll make it harder for them...
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Post by mith » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:53 pm

There's some simple ways around it, and links don't really need to be posted unless you're too lazy to type up a question.
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Post by alextemplet » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:22 am

Even if you can't post links yet, you can still just type out the url and let people copy-and-past. That's almost as good, I think.

The 5-post-minimum may not be a perfect solution to the spam problem, but it works very very well, so I say keep it.
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Post by Dustfinger » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:26 am

So it's just about links ?
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Post by canalon » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:40 pm

Yes just to make posting links to for example to site listing pirate copies of book a wee bit harder to post. Not that this prevent the posters to make a lot of useless posts to reach the 5 posts limits. Which annoys me a lot.
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Post by Dustfinger » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:30 am

Well, it's a good idea. And hopefully effective too !
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