I don't normally post in "introduction" threads but apparently I need to do that because....

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  1. Mr_Reaper
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    Because, you see, the forum won't let me do much of anything, including PM an admin, until I have 10 posts or something like that in the forum, because it considers me a spammer. No, really, it called me a spammer and hurt my feelings. But apparently if I spam post 10 things in the forum, I will no longer be considered a spammer, so that is what I'm spamming.

    Spam.

    Oh, my name is Mr_Reaper. Now I am introduced. On topic!
     
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  2. xtheman

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    ???
    Posting here won't add to your post count...
     
  3. VinsCool

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    Welcome to GBAtemp! Enjoy your time here! :grog:

    Sorry for the antispam measure, you're paying for what others have done before you. :(
     
  4. Mr_Reaper
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    Son of a!!!

    I guess I will have to go peddle my spam elsewhere. Any suggestions?

    *waiting for the spam clock to let me spam post again....*
     
  5. vinstage

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    These measures seem to have been put in place because of this issue.

    At least that’s the most recent major case I can think of that would ensure this new measure. It’s fairly easy to prove you aren’t a spammer though, albeit being awkward.
     
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    None of these measures are new as far as I know. 10 posts to message has been a thing for a good while, there are a heck of a load of threads about it in site discussion lol. I think the last straw for this measure was spambots messaging users in bulk directly, instead of posting on the forum, but I'm not 100%.
     
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    Ohh, I already knew the 10 post has been here a while, it’s just posting links ect that appears to be new but I could be wrong.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure that's new. It seems to be affecting new users a lot, which is too bad, and the spambots are still spamming, only now they are doing it without posting links to the thing they're advertising, so I'm not sure it actually helps more than it hurts.
     
  9. Mr_Reaper
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    And then... a moderator deletes some of the spammy posts which I was forced to make to get my post count to 10... the reason being that in those posts I freely admitted that I was posting spammy posts because the forum requires me to get my post count to 10 before it lets me do anything useful (specifically in my case I needed to post an entry to the Bounty thread, or to PM a mod with my entry, neither of which I was allowed to do, with the deadline being the next day...).

    So now my post count is back down to 9!

    Gee, thanks forum, for making joining you as difficult as possible! :hrth:


    Hey, even though my short spammy posts were short and spammy (and honest about being short and spammy), I kept them funny and entertaining, but apparently admitting that they were spammy gets them removed for being "intentionally spammy...."

    And one of my posts that got removed was in a different introduction thread ("who the hell are you") in the "General, Off-Topic" forum, because this introduction thread here doesn't affect your post count. Buuut... WHY does introducing yourself here not increase your post count? That makes no sense.... Do spambots take the time to introduce themselves?

    Anyway, I'm just complaining for the sake of complaining, since I can easily add another spam post somewhere (other than here) if I need my post count to reach 10 again ;)
     
  10. DinohScene

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    Don't spam.
    Just mingle with conversations and or help people in the 3DS section.
    Within an hour you're above 10 posts.
    Don't bump old inactive threads neither, no use in that.
     
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    Your complaints are baseless whining. If you can't find ten posts to adequately contribute to, you shouldn't have signed up in the first place. This clearly isn't the forum for you.
     
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  12. smileyhead

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    there's a reason you need 10 posts to do stuff. and those 10 should be useful contributions...

    also, posting here won't help "your cause" in any way.
     
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    You see, you're paying for what others have done. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're getting sick of people posting gore, messaging directly even, and obviously spambots linking to advertized websites. Protective measures have been put in place for the sake of having proper humans in our community.
     
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    Tbh if you're just some worthless kid only here to leech from a contest, it just goes to show they need even stronger requirements so only members of our community can participate in a contest held for members of our community.
    Whining about needing to be a minor member is pathetic and shows you're just an unnecessary leech.
     
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  15. smileyhead

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    I'm willing to bet he's gonna disappear after the contest ends, and maybe reappear when a new one is held.
     
  16. Mr_Reaper
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    VinsCool, thanks for a thoughtful response.

    To the 3 people above you who are the very welcoming, friendly, obviously intelligent, and good at detecting satire:

    I invite you to try it for yourselves. Go on, if it's so simple, just make a new account and try to do what you think is easy to achieve within a mere hour, without making short, spammy posts, and making sure that each one of your posts is truly a useful contribution.

    I dare you.

    Then fell free come back and whine some more. :D
    Just try to keep your whining entertaining, like I do (smart people get humor :ha: ).
     
  17. Scarlet

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    If you read the rules, you'd know making another account is breaking them. Even so, contributing to ten posts is not an arduous task. And nobody said you had to do it in an hour.
     
  18. smileyhead

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    You see, we are not doubting the difficulties you're facing. We are actually thankful that some random kid like you can't enter to winning a notebook.
     
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    As a former new member, I can tell you it's really easy to make up to 10 useful posts. Really. It's a minor inconvenience, that I wouldn't disagree, but it's a one time measure.
     
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    Well, not that I HAD to, but the other guy said:

     
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