Updated forum functionality for new members

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Updated forum functionality for new members

Post by Lev » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:16 pm

Due to recent levels of spam, unauthorized promotion of competing websites, and private message abuse we have modified the software for newly registered users.

New accounts with less than ten posts will be subjected to the following restrictions:

1) PM (private message) function will be disabled.
2) Signature function will be disabled.
3) Posting links and urls will be disabled.

This is an automated software security feature that will protect the board and its members from spammers and freeloaders. Once ten posts have been made all three functions will be automatically enabled, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause new members to the board.

May we please remind you all that using the PM system to promote private or commercial property services or competing websites or services is strictly forbidden.

Thank you.

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Re: Updated forum functionality for new members

Post by Lev » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:56 am

Since the software update there have been a couple of changes for newly registered users:

1) ALL FIRST POSTS will need moderator approval and will not appear instantly.
2) Once two posts have been made and approved PM, signature and link posting will be automatically enabled.

All links are still subject to forum T&Cs and spam or links to competing websites will be deleted.

We hope this will prevent all further attempts at flooding the board or spam from reaching the public forum.

Access to the Night Crawlers forum has also been reduced from ten posts to two in an effort to prevent the posting of multiple useless one-liners.

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