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New users responding to PMs

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by jeff37, Apr 30, 2014.

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  1. jeff37

    jeff37 Newbie

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    I can understand not allowing new users to send PMs until they've reached 15 posts but it seems counter productive not to allow them to even respond to PMs they receive. Obviously the person who did send the PM did have the privilege to send the message to a new user and they should therefore also have the privilege to receive PM responses from those users they contact.
     
  2. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    and you are not the only member on this forum wanting to change such rules, this has been done keeping some regulations in mind........
     
  3. JordanT3Leads

    JordanT3Leads Junior Member

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    You could spam the hell out of everybody if you signed up and didn't contribute.
    Sign up, spam everybody, get banned. It would be madness
     
  4. IAmNotLegend

    IAmNotLegend Regular Member

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    Though this could be good idea. To be allowed to reply to a PM received.

    As a compensation, MODs can increase the limit to send a PM yourselves first.
     
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    akacash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It'd only be a matter of time before someone figured out how to exploit it and change the name on the outgoing PM. If that were to happen all you would need is 1 PM and then you could just keep sending the response over and over again changing the usernames each time. I've never looked into it any to see how, or if this is possible, but I'm sure if they allowed it someone would try. It's a good old catch-22 with the risk reward of the 15 post limit. Nothing is perfect, but I think the system they have in place now with the 15 posts is pretty fair.
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    15 posts is nothing least the guy saying it, wasnt the usual
    user with 1 post from 2011...mods wont change it
    rules is rules. and anything u say has already been said a thousand
    times.
     
  7. srb888

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    Those rules are actually not made for you less-than-15-whatever newbies, OP



    they are made to save oldbies from those newbies. :D
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not gonna happen. If you can't make 15 posts, you don't deserve to PM, It's not harsh or unreasonable. If you were a genuine user (Not saying you aren't), it wouldn't even be an issue. Most don't even notice it, since they just post as usual and then PM later.

    We gotta have these kinds of rules, otherwise there would be 9999999 reports of spam in PM's, full PM boxes etc. Would cause more bad then good.
     
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  9. jeff37

    jeff37 Newbie

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    I'm specifically talking about responding to PMs and the reason behind not allowing it. I'm not really asking to change the rules although to me that would make sense.
     
  10. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    Simply the forum doesnt need xrumer and spam apps to register and flood the pm box of users :p and if u truly an IM aspirant and can dedicate ur time to spice up the discussions, u can easily achieve the first few posts to get the status. patience is a virtue my friend.
     
  11. srb888

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    Btw, you're posting in the wrong section if you're simply trying to increase your post count. Read this:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/forum-suggestions-feedback/376120-post-count-not-increasing.html#post3511471

    Rules are Rules, and they are there for a cause.

    AND, don't argue please. This topic has been discussed 100k times before on BHW. Don't believe? Then Google the following and make sure that you read every post from the threads in the results :D:

    site:blackhatworld.com "15 posts"

    Btw, you could have been closer to that magic number by now. ;)
     
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