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Policy Change: User Signatures
« on: July 17, 2008, 02:36:16 PM »
Due to spammers registering here, not posting anything, and making spam links in their signature, we have had to implement a change in user permissions.

Starting now (17 July 2008), users will not be able to add profile information including a signature until they have made more than 10 posts. In addition, guests to the site will not be able to view any user profile. This second restriction may be lifted in the future.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and blame the spammers who ruin things for everybody.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2008, 03:42:02 AM by metallica48423 »
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 05:27:41 PM »
I supose that the people with more than 25 posts are now called Semi-Newbie, I was wondering why there was a new membergroup, thanks for the explanation.
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 10:13:39 PM »
Yes.

As a note the admins have lowered it to 10 posts.
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 04:46:44 AM »
Good, no one likes spam, or at least I don't...

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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 05:52:57 AM »
Good change..
But I really don't like to lifted the second restriction in the future..
Let it be always..
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 12:11:27 AM »
<--- Was wondering about the "semi-newbie" also.  :P
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 12:16:35 AM »
I don't know if this happened at the same time but the number of stars seems to jump by two instead of one from "Sr. Member" which has 4 to "Simple Machines Hero" which has 6.
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 01:56:29 AM »
There's a title in between those two, IIRC.
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008, 11:21:25 AM »
Yeah, Sophist Member. :P
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2008, 04:50:50 PM »
I was wondering about Semi-Newbie too. xD

Anyways, I personally find it a good idea. No more newb spam.  :P

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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2008, 05:34:32 PM »
Yeah, Sophist Member. :P

That's it. Been so long since I was there, only three months. :P
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2008, 11:19:56 PM »
Only 8,000 more to go and you too can be a super hero :)

I am glad that people understand the need to keep SMF from becoming a spam depot :)
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008, 12:04:03 AM »
I think this is a good rule. I hate spam!
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2008, 11:05:17 AM »
I can understand the reasoning for this rule, but unfortunately I am two posts shy of the required ten posts (only one after this post).  I've had this account for quite a long time and just realized today it is using an old email address (b/c of the automated birthday message), so I need one more post to fix that.

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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2008, 08:44:32 PM »
Thats a great rule, cuz @ the other smf powerd forums i been 2 are full of users that neva post.


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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2008, 09:10:19 PM »
I can read it. Though, I generally have a dislike for anything other than black on a forum.
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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2008, 01:04:18 AM »
I've know why I can't add profile information.

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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2008, 04:50:42 AM »
Good, almost thought I'd lost it for a second or two. :P

Those aren't bad to implement, by the way.

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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2008, 10:39:14 AM »
Good job...

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Re: Policy Change: User Signatures
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2008, 05:59:58 AM »
Okay, just came back since a long time and wanted to change my email adress... so this is 2/10!
Good thought tho :-)