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Probation period

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:01 pm
by bgcameron
How long is it until I can post without approval from admin?

Thanks!

Edit: disregard- it appears that 10 posts is the magic number. :)

Re: Probation period

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:32 am
by TazKristi
Hi, bgcameron:
It's actually not a specific number. Unfortunately, spammers have forced us to enact post approval for new members. Believe me, it's no picnic on this side either but it's what we must do to keep our forum safe, secure, and not overrun with spam. Just as a snapshot to help explain, one of our tools to block/manage spam has blocked more than 8K bots from seeing the forum so far today.

Kristi

Re: Probation period

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:20 pm
by SLOSpyder
I understand what spyderco is trying to do to maintain the integrity of the board. But what is the point in joining the board if we aren’t allowed to join in conversation.

Re: Probation period

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm
by TazKristi
Hi, SLOSpyder:
I'm sorry, it is a bit disappointing. Believe me, my world would be a whole lot easier if I didn't have to approve posts - but I do. We've seen spam accounts that make 5 seemingly legitimate posts only to go back and edit them later to include spam. I truly wish there was another way to handle it, but I don't see the issue going away. Hopefully, technology will get better and we'll finally have a leg-up on the spammers. In your case, you've been cleared, so post away and enjoy your time on our forum.

Thanks much for hanging in there!

Kristi

Re: Probation period

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:39 pm
by SLOSpyder
Thank you TazKristi! Bought my first spyderco 23 years ago.

Re: Probation period

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:22 pm
by rothnroll
I just started a new thread. Please approve!

Re: Probation period

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:48 am
by TazKristi
rothnroll wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:22 pm
I just started a new thread. Please approve!
Hi, rothnroll:
Just approved. Please be patient, particularly on weekends when we're not in the office. I do usually try to hop online over the weekend, but it doesn't always happen.

Welcome to our forum.

Kristi

Re: Probation period

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:49 am
by kreisler
Hi i am no spammer or bot. If you're on BladeForums, you probably know me from there. My posting frequency is maybe 3-6 posts per week. I was also all over CPF (2000+ posts) before i got more interested in knives than in flashlights. i still use several flashlights everyday.

Re: Probation period

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:32 pm
by Mad Mac
TazKristi wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm
...Believe me, my world would be a whole lot easier if I didn't have to approve posts - but I do. We've seen spam accounts that make 5 seemingly legitimate posts only to go back and edit them later to include spam. I truly wish there was another way to handle it...
Some forums have a setting to turn off editing after about 30 minutes.
That would tie a knot in their rope.

Re: Probation period

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
by TazKristi
Mad Mac wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:32 pm
TazKristi wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm
...Believe me, my world would be a whole lot easier if I didn't have to approve posts - but I do. We've seen spam accounts that make 5 seemingly legitimate posts only to go back and edit them later to include spam. I truly wish there was another way to handle it...
Some forums have a setting to turn off editing after about 30 minutes.
That would tie a knot in their rope.
Hey, Mad Mac:
Yes, it would, but we have numerous long-running threads that members edit regularly. It's an imperfect system to be sure, but it's the best we can do at this time.

Kristi

Re: Probation period

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:59 am
by Mad Mac
I understand. But consider that when a thread is edited, people interested in and subscribed to the thread do not receive a notification. The edit is lost in "the cloud".