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Revised Marketplace Restrictions

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10-06-2009, 10:30 PM
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The staff has decided to lift the marketplace's ten post restriction due to the massive amount of spam it has caused. The criteria to post in the marketplace is now four (4) days of registration. There are no posting restrictions or anything else besides this stopping new members from posting in the market. All currently eligible users have been moved into this category. With this change, all forums now add to your post count.

The same goes for everything that used to require ten posts, users will now be able to have a signature and use the private messaging system after four days.

This amendment to the marketplace rules does not invalidate any other restrictions, all other rules still stand as posted. To see the current version of the rules, go to http://www.talkfreelance.com/rules.php

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10-06-2009, 10:45 PM
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A happy upside of this new system is that we can start counting posts from all forums towards your visible post count! The counters will take a while to update but shortly they should reflect your actual number of posts made.

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10-07-2009, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Salathe View Post
The counters will take a while to update but shortly they should reflect your actual number of posts made.
I hope this update is accurate because I know I have more than 41 posts in 4 years.

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10-07-2009, 01:09 AM
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A most interesting effect, we will look into this.

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Well, it might still be going into effect, because I had at least 330 to 350 posts, and I don't have near that now so...Not sure what's really going on there...

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Just another failed attempt to improve this form even tho we all know it will not work.

Good luck anyways.

*EDIT: i have 885 posts now down to 358

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post
Just another failed attempt to improve this form even tho we all know it will not work.
You seem to have your mind made up and your hopes set, so I won't try to convince you of anything.

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*EDIT: i have 885 posts now down to 358
I lost quite a few myself, this will be resolved as soon as possible.

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ouch had almost 1K posts now 47

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Woah, my posts seem to have vanished too. I had over 1500. Yikes.

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I'm not sure that this is a great way of dealing with the spam. Surely now, spammers will just wait for four days, not even have to bother posting anything and then start spamming.

I don't think someone becomes a spammer, JUST to be able to post in the marketplace - although that may be a factor in a small minority. The annoying people who spam (the iphones, computers, their sites) - come here to do that anyway.

Anyway, obviously I don't have figures to back that up - but what the staff could do, is actually look at the data in the admin panel - and try to understand the spammers. You must understand them to defeat them!

This seems logically, very clever - however it won't solve anything!

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