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idiotic "New members are not permitted to post images or links" message

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thenrich

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I spent a few minutes composing a reply and I get the "New members are not permitted to post images or links" error.

I had a link to an article on the iLounge site. These type of link should be exempt. Then I deleted the link and I still get the error. I have no links or images.

This rule is so annoying I decided not to visit this site anymore. Annoying because I only come here to post questions and it's going to take weeks to get of this damn "new member' status and more annoying because the filter doesn't even work right.

Who needs this crap. There are other iPad forums on the web.
 

Code Monkey

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Just based on my own experience, there are probably an average of three accounts created daily for the express purpose of posting spam links, and that's with the ban in place. Given the relatively low volume of traffic, without a rule like this, spam would likely outnumber the legit posts and without full time active moderation the site would be unusable.

Considering how easy it is to get around the ban for legit uses, if trying to make the site a more pleasant place for all is why you're leaving, well, as the old saying goes, don't let the door smack you in the arse on the way out.
 

thenrich

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My post is about the buggy post filter and the long "probation" period. It's not about why such a rule exists. Apple communities is a much higher trafficked (and much bigger target for spammers) site and we don't have to go through this. I already posted 8 posts here. Enough already! Looks like this site was suffering a lot and it had to take these annoying measures. The link checker has zero smarts since I was linking to an article from this site. Unless iLounge doesn't trust its own articles either. all in all, it's not worth it. Apple's site suits me better.
 

thenrich

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I had to edit my previous post and change apple dot com (can't post the real address!) to apple because it didn't let me post it. Annoying rule. Let's see when I pass 10 posts and get out of that status.
 

Code Monkey

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Apple communities is a much higher trafficked (and much bigger target for spammers) site and we don't have to go through this.
And Apple also has paid moderators and custom board software.

If you don't like it here, go to the Apple forums. They are beyond useless, with a noise to information ratio to make baby pandas cry, but there is, as you note, lots of traffic.
 

thenrich

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If it has noise, it's not a problem for me. When I am in a forum, I post about specfic issues I have and I get answers and that's all what I care about. I don't lounge around reading messages haphazardly. Maybe this board is good for that and that's why it's called iLounge!

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