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    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    report them then we can take a look and make a decision - sometimes they are spammers
    Most of them are, I see a lot of those "thanks for information" type posts on webmaster forums that have post count limits on signatures and what not.

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

    they are not new to us - we have had them before

    and as has already been said if people do it often they run the risk of having their account banned for spamming

    Personally I don't see the issue that people are having with sigs and stuff - other forums do similar - and at least one I know of stops you posting weblinks.

    If people are going to be here contributing to the community then they'll be able to change things once they've reached the limit.

    Things change ...

    (@ _d_ - most of this though is not an answer to you - just some observations)

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    Things change ...
    Indeed. The only constant is change, there lies the conundrum,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    @ _d_ - most of this though is not an answer to you - just some observations)
    Oh I know, don't worry. I was just making a little statement of observation from my past experience of being a moderator/admin on a few forums and owning forums of my own back a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    If you were a spammer, you'll be banned. That's not the case.

    To answer your first question: Most likely.

    Your second question: You can't get beans in the cafe forums or the feedback forums.
    Fair enough.

    Let's hope this measure works well enough to eventually die unused.

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

    I have been told by one of the other admins, that if you first reach the 50 beans and get less than 50 beans somehow - you don't need to get 50 beans to edit/modify your profile again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    I have been told by one of the other admins, that if you first reach the 50 beans and get less than 50 beans somehow - you don't need to get 50 beans to edit/modify your profile again.

    Hope it helps

    as and when the new forum design comes into play (after the SSO issues or whatever with launchpad)

    dont the whole bean things dissapear anyways, making the whole issue of how many someone has or needs a moot point ?
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    as and when the new forum design comes into play (after the SSO issues or whatever with launchpad)

    dont the whole bean things dissapear anyways, making the whole issue of how many someone has or needs a moot point ?
    I believe there will still be a post count, but it may not be visible in posts. I haven't looked at the test set up in a few months, so I am not sure to be exact.
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by realzippy View Post
    ..you have a link to this pharmacy discount?
    I was tempted to put up an unrelated link as a practical joke, but the one I had in mind is likely to flag people who clicked on it out of curiosity as a spammer.

    I'll put this one up instead, which reveals some of the information about visitors to websites that websites can gather and use in their decision to keep out spammers. It probably needs prettying up a bit, and possibly expanding too. I'll do that when I get round to it.
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

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