Newbie no reply policy...

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Hey guys,

I know I'm new - my background is in software solution architecture, so I am still very green in terms of IM, but I do know a fair bit about programming and the like, and could quite probably help people out, except I can't until I have 20 posts, by which time I will probably still be green in terms of IM.

Seems a shame that there isn't a better way to do this, such as having the first 20 posts and 20 replies moderate for all new people to prevent forum spamming.

Anyway, it's a shame as it is quite difficult to be helpful currently.

Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
      Jump into the Off Topic Forum >> mate,

      Boost your posts ... and away you go

      LOVE the chicks up your end of the country too dude
      Gorgeous!

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      • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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        Originally Posted by MartinPlatt View Post

        Hey guys,

        I know I'm new - my background is in software solution architecture, so I am still very green in terms of IM, but I do know a fair bit about programming and the like, and could quite probably help people out, except I can't until I have 20 posts, by which time I will probably still be green in terms of IM.

        Seems a shame that there isn't a better way to do this, such as having the first 20 posts and 20 replies moderate for all new people to prevent forum spamming.

        Anyway, it's a shame as it is quite difficult to be helpful currently.

        Cheers.
        Martin - I am assuming you mean you can't PM?

        However, you can still reply by posting in the actual threads - and at the same time increase your post count towards the 20 before being able to PM

        Originally Posted by Aj Wilson View Post

        Jump into the Off Topic Forum >> mate,

        Boost your posts ... and away you go

        - aj
        Posts in the Off Topic don't increase your count, aj
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        • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
          Originally Posted by pjCheviot View Post

          Martin - I am assuming you mean you can't PM?

          However, you can still reply by posting in the actual threads - and at the same time increase your post count towards the 20 before being able to PM



          Posts in the Off Topic don't increase your count, aj
          I wondered how that works - I can obviously reply in here.

          I wonder if it is because I didn't create the thread? I did mean reply, the forum told me me 'NO!' when I tried to reply. It also just told me 'NO' for replying to a post with a link in it, it was from a quote, so I had to remove the OP link to allow it to work. All part of the learning curve I guess :rolleyes:

          Won't be long before I have enough posts anyway, I'm really enjoying participating in here.

          Cheers!
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        • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
          Originally Posted by pjCheviot View Post




          Posts in the Off Topic don't increase your count, aj

          I stand corrected!
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      • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
        Originally Posted by Aj Wilson View Post

        Jump into the Off Topic Forum >> mate,

        Boost your posts ... and away you go

        LOVE the chicks up your end of the country too dude
        Gorgeous!

        - aj
        Will take a look off topic, thanks aj.

        Chicks - maybe we could do a J.V.?!
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    Just be patient. I was also hard for me at first, but you will eventually get there.
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    • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
      Hi,

      I can see that it won't be long, it is addictive in here, asking questions, and getting information, isn't it?

      I look forward to being a fully paid up member.

      Thanks for your advice.
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