"We're sorry, but new users are temporarily limited to 3 replies in the same topic."


#1

So, I tried to post a reply on a thread about Ubuntu MATE 18.04 on the RPi 3, and I was greeted with this message:

“We’re sorry, but new users are temporarily limited to 3 replies in the same topic.”

This is really unnecessary. Can the admins of this forum turn off this restriction if possible? Thanks!


#2

This limit is to kill spammers etc.


#3

I know, but can’t the admins just ban spammers? This limit is really annoying for innocent users.


#4

Don’t forget every staff member from any open source project are helping in what free time they have and don’t have experience as a paid forum admin etc. If you need that much help please: 1. Use the irc chat, 2. Search on the forum for your problem 3. Be patient and wait to get out from the restrictions or make a post with what problems or questions you have (not a post for everyone of the problems).
Have a great day/night.


#5

@code_exec thought this youtube-video was pertinent.

credit: Jono Community Leader.

perhaps a way-forward would be to send an email of the pouch that the admins want the 8chaners to be put into, in the notice ~ that you were made aware of?

For example, if someone is Blind and they ask for funding - that could be ‘seen’ as unnecessary spam, whereas all it needs is a n eMail (that isn’t an attack-vector) in the " 3 replies in the same topic. " at the comment’s end.

i.e. [email protected] ,that could be checked, once a month.

But I appreciate the looks of disapproval that you are havin’ - Its just an idea.


#6

Generally, the limit shouldn’t be an issue, it’s a default - the forum software (Discourse) runs on a trust system, but as you haven’t contributed to other topics yet, it considers you a “basic member”:

In this instance, I’ve overrode your level to “member” so the limit has gone away for you. If you wanted to learn more:

So now you can fire away!

Discourse has done pretty good to catch spammers and their dirty tricks, but it could catch legitimate users or cases like this with a lengthy topic.


#7

I see. Thanks for removing the restriction from me. This is indeed pretty good to catch spammers, but can be frustrating for legitimate users too.