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Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by arcanehacker, Oct 31, 2013.

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  1. arcanehacker

    arcanehacker New Member

    Oct 31, 2013
    SG
    I must say, this is the only forum with a weird post restriction:blink:.. no wonder threads don't update much in other categories. should just lax more..
     
  2. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    USA
    Are you talking about the 5 post rule? If so, make 5 posts and then wait an hour, at most, and you can post anywhere. Prevents bots and spammers. Just welcome 5 new folks to the Forum, like I'm doing for you. It takes a few minutes only, and then you're done. The website updates at 25 after the hour, then you can go anywhere. Welcome to the Forum and good luck.

    Edit: There are a couple of Forums that do require 15 posts before you can post there, but dozens that you can post in after the first 5 posts, and an hourly computer update.
     
  3. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    prattville
    All you have to do is post a hello or greeting to new members- you don't have to start new threads. There is a good reason for it.
     
  4. Walter Ego

    Walter Ego Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Wild West
    Well not quite everywhere you,ll need 15 to post in the APV forum. It's taken me a while but this post makes number 15. Welcome and enjoy the journey.
     
  5. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 18, 2013
    Greer, SC
    yeah...I was at over 70 post on New Member forum, before I realised I could branch out :lol:
     
  6. arcanehacker

    arcanehacker New Member

    Oct 31, 2013
    SG
    haha.. and you knew you can only post in new member forum how??.. :p
     
  7. arcanehacker

    arcanehacker New Member

    Oct 31, 2013
    SG

    Yeah.. it just makes every member 'spam' 5 post each.
     
  8. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 18, 2013
    Greer, SC
    I read some of those "new member" instructions

    :D

    then I read them some more, once I noticed I couldn't open a thread here anymore :lol:
     
  9. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2013
    Scranton, Pa USA
    Then you realized that you graduated to the big time, right?? LoL
     
  10. Gfinch

    Gfinch Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2013
    Pilot Point, TX
    I being a old forum hand in many different forums over the years did not read the new member info very much, thought they were all the same. Took me days to figure out why I could not post anything where I wanted too.

    Doesn't matter to me about the 5 post rule. i love it here with the wealth of knowledge to be had. If not for ECF I would not have had any idea about my ongoing vapors tongue. 9 days now if anyone else is counting....oh wait I am the only one counting. If not for that then I would probably have given up and returned to smoking but I know it will end someday, sometime, maybe, hopefully. Haha.

    Great support group here and 5 posts are easy enough if you are a newb and have many questions.
     
  11. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    But look, now you're there, and we're FAIRLY sure you're a human.

     
  12. bendeng

    bendeng Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2013
    Gainesville, VA
    No, I find it irritating. So I should spam the new members board with hellos. The system doesn't work very well. I have a little over 15 posts and its been a few days. Still can't post in other parts of the forum.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
  13. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2009
    Central Texas
    Looks like it works great, the forum isn't riddled with spam.
     
  14. bendeng

    bendeng Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2013
    Gainesville, VA
    I would consider the hundreds of threads on the same topic spam. That's just me tho. I suppose once you finally have access to other forums theres no need to come back to the newbie side...

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
  15. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
  16. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
    We're all in the same boat, it doesn't hurt to be nice. If you can't post anywhere else try contacting a mod. There is a forum or two where it takes more than five posts before you can post in them.
     
  17. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla
    if you still cant post in other places try logging out then back in.

    as for the 5 post rule - many companies come here and start spamming the forums, with the rule in place they stay contained to one area, it makes it easier to contain and delete them before they have enough time to get 5 posts in and a status reset. keeping them out of the rest of the forum.

    for anyone complaining maybe notice the lack of ads for richpeoplemingledotcom or no ads for fake rolex's floating around.

    even if you are just spamming hellos to others it is enough time for the mods and others to feel you out and notice if your botting or trying to sell something
     
  18. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    USA
    No, you can do many posts in response to other posts or start new threads here. You do not have to spam, nor should you. Looks like you made it already, so the point is moot. You made it! Congratulations!
     
  19. Dan Knight

    Dan Knight Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'll agree with the wealth of knowledge statement. I've lurked on here for about 10 days and finally joined up. I do need to figure out how to stop reading thread before 1AM every night though.
     
  20. spartanstew

    spartanstew ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2013
    Wylie, Texas
    It should be at least 20 before you can start a thread.
     
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