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SausageKing
 
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6/23/2008 10:44am
i signed up a few days ago nd i was REALLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY mad when i found out i COULDNT EVEN POST my scout said its cos ppl sign up to spam or w.e so i guess i can understand were your coming from but new ppl should at LEAST be able to post 1 thread on dat welcome board right?? i mean 1 thread isnt gonna do much harm nd it can get ppl more friends even on there first day

so what do you think??? nd PLEASE dont ignore dis idea just bcos im new. and dont just say "THIS WONT WORK LOL KTHXBI" w/o a reason
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Nippy43
 
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6/22/2016 8:18am
Well, first off, welcome to ACC and learn how to spell (No offense)

I can see where you're coming from but you should have seen some previous spam attacks we have had hear on ACC!
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SausageKing
 
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6/23/2008 10:44am
It just so happens that I know how to spell. And type properly. I went to school, I'm not a hobo, thanks.

but typin like dis is easier for me cos IM NOT DA BEST TYPIST IN DA WORLD . nd i understand u had lotsa attacks and stuff but really. whats ONE thread on the welcome borad gonna do nd they dont even need any posts they can just PT the ppl that posted on there thread
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ZacharyTheOwl
 
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I also disagree with the spamming rule set into place. A few members who want to spam actually make an account and wait two weeks for their newbie status to expire. The site is still hit with major spam many times a week because everyone overreacts to the spam and the spammers do win even if they are banned. If people would just stop overreacting, there would be a lot less spam than there actually is.

There are also people like you who do want to post without breaking the rules; it is pretty unfair. I did not have to experience the posting restrictions since they were not put in effect until a short period ago, but I do know what you mean. When I got here, I did want to post on the normal boards. I wanted to make a few friends and I do understand how rough it would be. Now, you were lucky enough not to deal with the restrictions when they were also in PTs. That has since been lifted, but that made many members furious and they solved the problem.

"so what do you think??? nd PLEASE dont ignore dis idea just bcos im new. and dont just say "THIS WONT WORK LOL KTHXBI" w/o a reason"
Unfortunately since you are new this is most likely going to happen for another week or two. Once you are a normal member, the respect grows. I also have something to say about this; this is not right either. There are plenty of new members (such as yourself) who want to help out when you can. I can tell you are going to make a great member of this community. Welcome!

"but typin like dis is easier for me cos IM NOT DA BEST TYPIST IN DA WORLD"
That is okay; you may actually learn to type better on here since you will most likely be posting a lot in the next week or two. Everyone has to get some practice sometimes. ACC has helped me improve my grammar slightly and that makes a good thing.

"Well, first off, welcome to ACC and learn how to spell (No offense)

I can see where you're coming from but you should have seen some previous spam attacks we have had hear on ACC!"
If you are going to complain, make sure to have your facts strait. I am not making fun; I am pointing something out.


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SausageKing
 
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6/23/2008 10:44am
WHOA!! that was a big post all dat stuff you said is true. thanx for agreein zachary want to be friends?
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Nippy43
 
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6/22/2016 8:18am
Lol....you caught me out!
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ZacharyTheOwl
 
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2:01pm
"WHOA!! that was a big post  all dat stuff you said is true. thanx for agreein zachary  want to be friends?"
I try and make my posts here a bit better than most members since I usually have a lot of input. I think posting "I agree" is basically spam and I try to avoid that unless I can not think of anything. And I will add you to my buddy list; feel free to send me a PT if you want to.


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Spartan127
 
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12/1/2016 5:07pm
"I can see where you're coming from but you should have seen some previous spam attacks we have had hear on ACC!"
We have a spam attack from a new member at least once every week. So, we're basically trying to cut down the amount of threads new people can post, too. Like I've said to you in the PT, many people make accounts just to spam this community.

What Zachary said; you aren't going to get much respect around here until your newbie status has gone. Sorry, but it's just how people are going to treat you around here, it's kind of sad really that just because someone is a newbie, everyone has to think that they don't know where to find certain boards.
(I never had that trouble luckily, I signed up and accidentally forgot about my account and remembered it after a month!)
Although, even when I first came here, I knew how to find everything really easily. It's lucky I wasn't classed as a newbie first time I came here, because well, I would've gotten really angry with all the posting on my "I'm New" thread, telling me how to PT or find the Official Buddy Thread...
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10/15/2015 2:38pm
Spartan127 - You know what's sad? The fact is that in past, new members was important part of community ( and still is in fact) that everyone would make them feel welcome. Now, it's what you have described.

Still, there are people who respect all members, be it old or new - thankfully.

Anyway, I know it must be annoying - especially how I joined four years ago where  this rule wasn't placed - now it's placed due to mass spam attacks. =( Hopefully it will be lifted once the staff has found a way to get rid of spam attacks effectively.
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walkingonthesun
 
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4/12/2018 12:26pm
I do agree that one thread and a few posts on the first day seems ok, a welcome board message would suffice...
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11/1/2017 4:08pm
"What Zachary said; you aren't going to get much respect around here until your newbie status has gone. Sorry, but it's just how people are going to treat you around here. "
I only look down on newbs when they use chatspeak... *coughcoughhinthint*
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Spartan127
 
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12/1/2016 5:07pm
I only look down on people who can't actually use proper grammar at all. If you check on SausageKing's second post, he can actually type really well. I don't mind chatspeak as long as I know that they can actually type and I can still understand them. It's annoying talking to people who can't actually type at all.
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Dashm
 
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11/1/2017 4:08pm
I'm the other way around. I hate it when they can use proper grammar, but is just way too lazy to type with it. -.-
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Spartan127
 
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Laura
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12/1/2016 5:07pm
Meh, I guess that's bad, too. But some people just find it quicker and easier. Sometimes if you ask people nicely they spell correctly just for you. xD
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iluvcherries77
 
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7/14/2011 12:18pm
We used to have unlimeted posts for new members, but there was a lot of spam. Honestly, I think the rule is dumb.
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Spartan127
 
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12/1/2016 5:07pm
But we don't need more spam than we already have got.
If that rule is dumb, what else can we do to prevent spamming?

I think newbies should at least be able to post one thread, and that should be on the ACC Welcome Board. After that, we should leave it as it is. If people need help, they can always PT a Scout. They do not need to make loads of threads asking for help, they can just kindly ask a Scout or something who replies to their ACC Welcome Board thread.
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prshack
 
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4/7 12:20am
"there was a lot of spam. Honestly, I think the rule is dumb."
Those contradict each other if you don't want to see spam.

I don't really like the restrictions either, but if we allow threads on the Welcome Board, it will have all the spamming go there. Scouts can help greatly...
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11/11/2018 3:20am
Can't there be flood control?
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KupoKupoKupo
 
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2/9/2013 2:23am
If you are going to complain, make sure to have your facts strait.  I am not making fun; I am pointing something out.

*Straight. Cough.

There was a lot of spam, and this cuts that spam down a lot. Sorry, it sucks that you can't post, and I'm sure a lot of people agree with you there. But it is what it is.

EDIT: Flood control sounds like a pretty good idea. Why ISN'T it there?
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Spartan127
 
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12/1/2016 5:07pm
Can you re-explain to me what flood control is again? I remember seeing it on a thread, but it seems that I always forget what flood control is.
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videogamer3586
 
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Derek
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6/11/2013 12:08am
It prevents people from clicking Submit a lot to post many new threads in the span of a few seconds.
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Spartan127
 
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Laura
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12/1/2016 5:07pm
Ah, thank you.

I've read about that idea in another thread; I think they should use that idea.
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Mawkawkaw
 
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Claire
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6/27/2008 9:25pm
"make sure to have your facts strait."


The restrictions are a bit harsh, but I doubt they're going away.
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Evelync7
 
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6/3/2018 3:09am

The restrictions were put for
a.Your own safety(I am NOT kidding! A while ago i remember seeing a NewMember only 1 day old accidentally double post and OUCh, you should have seen the screaming)
b.To prevent spamming
c. To make sure that New Members can look around before posting nonsense things about things they dom't understand yet.

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MistStar
 
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11/27/2018 2:29am
Flood control is a couple different ideas:
1) Making the button disappear after you post, so you can't post the same thing over and over and over again as easily.
2) Making a small waiting period after you post in which you cannot post again. Say 1-5 minutes. This also slows down the rate at which spam (and anything else for that matter) can be posted.
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