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Old 12-31-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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5posts restriction


hi,

I think the 5 posts restriction isnt usefull

I need to spam now 3 posts to explain my urgent harddisk problem
 
Old 12-31-2005, 04:29 AM   #2
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wanna know where thread is ?
 
Old 12-31-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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linux - Linux-hardware
 
Old 12-31-2005, 09:43 AM   #4
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hey mfred- you can also post the link that you need like this:

www DOT linuxquestions DOT org that works.

the measure is in place to stop spammers- especially bot spam. I'm glad you were considerate enough to post "spam" (or empty) posts in your own thread.

Welcome to LQ!

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Old 12-31-2005, 09:53 AM   #5
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mfred, I can assure you it's extremely useful. While I agree the collateral damage to legitimate members is an inconvenience, the amount of spam it stops is significant.

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Old 12-31-2005, 11:27 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mfred
hi,

I think the 5 posts restriction isnt usefull

I need to spam now 3 posts to explain my urgent harddisk problem
This is the whole reason we do have this enabled. Why don't you just do the right thing next time and post actual legitimate posts to reach the limit we set.

Like Jeremy stated, this rule is highly effective as it keeps our forums clean from the spam bots and members who only sign up to create one thread to advertise and spam on this site. What you did is worse than a spammer in my opinion, someone who showed nothing but disrespect to our site, our rules and mainly the members who use this site by making spam like posts just to increase your count so you yourself can post a URL in your thread.

You should be ashamed of yourself. Don't like rules on public FREE forums, go create your own.

And remember, no post is urgent and no post takes priority over any other question from our members on this site. You might get an answer in a minute, an hour, two days, two weeks, two months or never, as the members here come here in their own spare free time to help members like you, show some respect and you'll most likely get respect returned.

Regards.

Last edited by trickykid; 12-31-2005 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 11:37 AM   #7
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urgency is relative alright.

You could also have done a search mfred- this issue has been talked about before.

Also- using the no url method in my first post, you could have gotten around this.

trickykid is right though- it does come across as disrespectful. However, at least mfred didn't post "yeah" "I agree" "totally" posts in other threads.

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