Here's the Welcome New Members thread - for general introductions
Ah, this explains why I can't edit my profile info. Like, adding an avatar and stuff
I just wanted to know if there is a set number of post that one needs to make or is it the time that is on the board before the Probie status gets changed.
There is a 'magic number' but it does change and we don't publicize it, largely because we have literally had spammers make dozens of posts trying to find it so that they can get their spammy message through. (I've literally woken up to dozens of queued posts in the hope that their one 'download porn here' message gets posted)
Probie graduation is a complex formula of several things and does vary from person to person.
We know it's a drag to be stifled in the first few days, but unfortunately we delete dozens of spammy posts a day so we have no choice.
I thank you for your response. I will just have fun posting until I get to that whatever number.
I know that moderating a message board can be rather interesting. I have moderated a board before so I know that you have to keep on your toes sometimes.
Though it is to my disadvantage here (I want to start on the RP) but I can clearly understand why you implemented this. It certainly is an effective way of rooting spammers out.
Can probies join groups on here? If yes, I can't see how to. If this has already been answered elsewhere, would you mind directing me to it?
On Probie Status,you can read and subscribe to Groups but can't join them.
Sadly ,the Spammers and purveyors of net filth forced a lot of restrictions onto new members.
You're on Probie Rank though ,according to your current settings,so have another look at the Social Groups,and try again.
So probie rank and probie status are two separate things...? Didn't realise. Couldn't see any way to join groups last time I logged on, but today I managed to join a group before seeing your reply...unfortunately nobody else appears to have posted in it recently though.
"Probie" can be a bit confusing : when you first join ,you go onto Probie Status.Then after a while,you go from Probie to normal unmoderated posting.
Probie "Rank" is post-count related.Eg, yours will say "Probie" from 0-24 posts,then your post rank'll change to "Airman" and so on.
( There's a list of the post rankings in this post : LINK)
The social groups are a bit quiet these days,and a lot of people are probably away on holiday,but hopefully some of the other group members will notice you posted and swing by to reply soon.
Hang in,and Happy Posting & Scaping !
Bravo, I love the internet; however, I hate spammers and relish the restrictions if it means I can interact with like minded individuals without being hit with porn or gambling pop ups and redircts. Well done!!!
The explanation was quite helpful! I was wondering why I couldn't edit on my profile. I totally respect the post count/moderation.
I have been a member for a while, this answers the questions I had about editing my profile and my photo. Guess I had better get posting so I don't get deleted. A couple of other forums I am on have had issues with spammers and hackers. So I feel your pain.
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So, I have to post to not get deleted, eh? Not to worry! My name's Walter, as in 'dial it up, Walter!', and I get a kick out if this forum, here. I have already put it into a story of how a character I created saved Eli, by the way. You have to read it on 'Star Trek Hidden Frontiers' forum. It's a little vague as I don't want to be sued. I am already in the process of putting an SGU story together. Does this fulfill the basics? I've joined you! Please let me out of my cage! I promise not to soil the carpets!