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Old 10-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
youcantoo_linuxguy
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Can't post answers to questions


Why is it that one can not post an answer to ones question until one has asked 3 questions first?

I attempted to post an answer to a question in the server area and a message was displaied that I could not reply to the message until I pposted 3 messages. What gives here? Maybe I don't have a question or questions to ask. Seems rather silly that I have to ask for anything before I can post help for someone else.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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it's just a spam prevention method, i'm sure once you have passed this limit you'll have no problem helping everyont and loving ievery minute of it. it's not a fantastic way to resolve the situation but it does fool a lot of bots.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 02:54 PM   #3
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You have encountered our spam protection. If you really really really need to post a URL, you have 2 options:
the first is to make 3 useful and helpful posts without URLs - this proves your good intentions and you are allowed to post a URL
the second is to try wwwDOTexampleDOTcom
 
Old 10-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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Just for clarification, the error message has nothing to do with answering questions versus asking questions. It only has to do with not being able to post a URL until you have three posts.

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