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Old 04-Nov-2010, 06:25 AM (06:25)     1        41686
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Any new member can now only create a blog after they have made at least 3 posts in threads on the board. This is because of a new group of spammers who join up to create blogs (selling insurance, boringly).

So: if you are a newbie, make 3 posts in threads on the board, then you can make a blog.
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Old 04-Nov-2010, 03:18 PM (15:18)     2        41692
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Add to that:

now newbies cannot have sigs until they have made 3 posts on the board. Again, because of spammers.
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Old 05-Nov-2010, 04:08 AM (04:08)     3        41699
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Wow.
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Wow.
???

It only means newbies need to make 3 posts on the boards before they can make a blog or have a sig. That's hardly onerous, and does save us the sheer annoyingness of needing to delete yet another blog (I've deleted at least 5 blogs created by commercial spammers, and currently, I have to ban just over one spammer a day who wants to spam through the board or profile. Over one a day does get on the nerves).

BTW: any newbie who is really known to be here in good faith can have sig and blog privileges given to them manually and immediately before they make 3 posts.
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Old 05-Nov-2010, 06:01 AM (06:01)     5        41701
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I never said it was onerous, it just amazes me that the spammers doing this still obviously haven't gotten the message that you want real people here.
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Old 05-Nov-2010, 06:03 AM (06:03)     6        41702
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I never said it was onerous, it just amazes me that the spammers doing this still obviously haven't gotten the message that you want real people here.
I can't get to them. But when I do, I have a wire brush and some tobasco sauce to shove up them.
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That so sounds like a plan.
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I have to admit, I was smoking sigs before I made three posts to others blogs. Damn it, I'm still smoking, I must be on fire.
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I have to admit, I was smoking sigs before I made three posts to others blogs. Damn it, I'm still smoking, I must be on fire.
By posts, it's meant posts on the board, not comments on blogs (which are not counted). But no worries, IAmWombat, I will manually put you in the group who can create blogs, seeing as how you only have one post up on the board, but we know you already.
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Done. I have now manually put you in the group who can start blogs whenever they like, IAmWombat.
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