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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by cgroza View Post
    Good idea. I support this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    Like here you cant adjust your own custom (dipped in, roasted blah blah) until over 3500 posts.
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Like here you cant adjust your own custom (dipped in, roasted blah blah) until over 3500 posts.

    Hmm, 2000 beans left... .
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by PCaddicted View Post
    The new users could consider it discrimination and they could be upset.
    Plus that, indeed, true spammers could simply go bean hunting in the support sections-for example by posting support requests for problems they don't have. This way they could quickly hit 50 posts.
    But it's still a useful measure to handle spam. Newcomers will have to suffer, but that's it.
    The problem is that for some time that spammers/bots are starting a new spam tactics. The tactics that's "in" by the spammers are creating a new account, fill it with spam and don't post with it. Which means it's a lot harder to catch and do require a lot of staff and mans hour for hunting and cleaning.

    Most of our users only come for support and really don't need changing profile stuff. For those who wants to hang out on UF it shouldn't be a difficult task to reach 50 beans and we can and our members can easily spot a spammer who try to boost its beans.
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Perhaps some sort of notification would be nice. I'm not a new user, so the new user PM obviously doesn't help. So I came here to ask and saw this sticky thread. But I rarely post, so I don't know how long until I reach 50. Perhaps the number could be lower? I mean, it should be obvious by ten posts whether an account is a spam monster, right? Why 50? Just curious.

    [edit]: And the reason I noticed is that I saw someone else's face had disappeared, which reminded me to set my avatar. But I guess that person was also under 50 and so their customization was disabled...
    Last edited by BuddyThirteen; September 3rd, 2011 at 02:20 AM.

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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Derrrp,

    I've been lurking around here for a while and only now just decided to post something. I saw my post there and I was all, "hey, why don't I set an avatar and some profile information," but couldn't modify anything from the User CP. Lucky I read this before posting a thread in here. Uncanny timing!


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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyThirteen View Post
    Perhaps some sort of notification would be nice.
    Not sure if that is possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyThirteen View Post
    I'm not a new user, so the new user PM obviously doesn't help. So I came here to ask and saw this sticky thread. But I rarely post, so I don't know how long until I reach 50. Perhaps the number could be lower? I mean, it should be obvious by ten posts whether an account is a spam monster, right? Why 50? Just curious.
    I understand your frustration, but you also have to understand the point of the staff.

    If I understand bapoumba's post correctly, you can ask an admin, in the Resolution Center, to adjust your account's usergroup.

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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    I understand your frustration, but you also have to understand the point of the staff.
    Yeah, I certainly get their point. I run a site or two (and have admin'd on my share of forums) and I know what a pain spammers can be. It's actually probably a great idea.

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