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    [SOLVED] restriction on 15 posts before can add links!


    All I wanted to do was add a quick reply to a thread with some links I already had open

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    5 sec job, but noooo,

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    I dont have 15 posts, sooo

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    The posting restriction is there to discourage spammers who would sign up for an account and immediately start flooding the forum with links to shady websites. It is annoying for non-spamming members but we feel it is necessary for the integrity of the forum and the sanity of our moderators.
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    We decided to add this restriction to prevent spamming on the forum. Spamming had become a serious problem here and takes up a lot of time of the moderators and TPs here. This has been largely successful.

    What were the links in relation to that couldn't wait for you to make 15 posts

    Edit - Beat me to it techieMoe

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    The moment is past now, and the links are gone.

    But I completely understand, its just all the ways we stop spammers also inhibits the general users!

    Doesnt the signup have challenge/response, captcha, etcs?!


    Anyway, I was hoping to reply to my post 15 times to get my count up, but alas that doesnt increase my Post count?!
    An im not about to create 15 new threads!

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    There is a work around for posting URLs before having 15 posts, but they are not clickable.

    You can check this post for details:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/com...-15-posts.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanVaughan View Post
    Anyway, I was hoping to reply to my post 15 times to get my count up, but alas that doesnt increase my Post count?!
    An im not about to create 15 new threads!
    Posts to the coffee lounge do not count, only posts in the technical/distro sections.

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    I ran into that too, lol. I think it's a good idea to protect the rest of us from spammers. Linux.com is just loaded with spam because people can join and have full access immediately. The result looks like dozens of new random "groups" and silliness.

    Take a little bit to help a newbie in the Newbie forum or your distro's forum and you'll have fifteem posts before you know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    Posts to the coffee lounge do not count, only posts in the technical/distro sections.
    DOH, so not only do replies not count, but posting in here doesnt either!

    Why am I wasting my time talking to you lot! (joke)

    Humm, better answer some real questions then....

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