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

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

    This is fair, if it counts _all_ posts and not just "beans".

    EDIT: It doesn't. Why?

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

    post=beans unless posts are in the cafe etc...
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    I'd guess that's because posts not in support forums don't count. This is first and foremost a support forum.

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

    Indeed, as far I know, the server does not keep count of the number of posts made by a user in non-support forums.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by realzippy View Post
    post=beans unless posts are in the cafe etc...
    Almost all of my posts are in the Cafe.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    Indeed, as far I know, the server does not keep count of the number of posts made by a user in non-support forums.
    Sigh...

    They should restore functionality for people with accounts that are older than... six months?
    Last edited by KingYaba; September 3rd, 2011 at 09:42 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KingYaba View Post
    Almost all of my posts are in the Cafe.


    Sigh...

    They should restore functionality for people with accounts that are older than... six months?
    I'm coming up on a year. And it looks like you're coming up on two.

    I think a time limit would also be a good idea. If that's possible, that is.

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

    I'd yhink that there are dormant spam accounts - the current norm seems like a good bet

    I've seen spam hidden in smilies - hanging about and then going back doesn't seem like a hard tactic

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

    Quote Originally Posted by realzippy View Post
    Now new users open threads about not being able to....
    Maybe you should add:*

    NewUserX, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
    Your user account has less than 50 posts,*
    your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page,
    Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
    I'll go have a look where that piece of text is hidden. vB AdminCP can be .. convoluted at times
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by KingYaba View Post
    They should restore functionality for people with accounts that are older than... six months?
    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyThirteen View Post
    I'm coming up on a year. And it looks like you're coming up on two.

    I think a time limit would also be a good idea. If that's possible, that is.
    It is possible.
    We've had what we call "spammers teams". Not sure if there is only one individual behind these, or several, but they create accounts that they keep dormant and revive sometimes as long as a year later. Some of us have developed spider senses to hunt these down, now we can prevent the behavior.

    So it is really a balance between annoying you and annoying them.
    The forum is a resource for you to use, your presence and contributions are valued. We do not like the way spammers use the forums traffic and, in the end, use your presence

    I know how we can become attached to the account look and how it is important to recognize someone. Once the Staff swapped avatar, titles and sigs, everyone was so confused! Even myself! It is part of our identity that we are -transiently- taking away. You'll get it back
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by saltmarshlamb View Post
    I'd yhink that there are dormant spam accounts - the current norm seems like a good bet

    I've seen spam hidden in smilies - hanging about and then going back doesn't seem like a hard tactic
    Sorry I did not see your post when I quoted the ones above. That is exactly what I was talking about. We even had spam links hidden in dots
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Ah, that explains why I can't see my avatar anymore
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