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Help for new users

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:34 pm
by bstcadmin
This forum is protected by strict anti-spam measures:
These restrictions only apply to new users. They are removed automatically after your account meets certain criteria. Normal users will never be effected by these restrictions.

What are the restrictions?
1. New users receive an error if they use off-site links in posts or signatures.
2. New users receive an error if they use certain forbidden words in posts or signatures. The error reports the trigger word to help you find and remove it.
3. New users receive an error if they enter non-English characters (like Cyrillic).
4. New users can't save a personal profile. Spammers like to put a URL in their personal profile.
5. Accounts that don't post within 24 hours of registration are automatically disabled and then purged. We get 100s of zombie spam registrations every day, an automated process cleans them out.

Who is a new user?
The above restrictions only apply to new users. We are constantly tweaking the definition of a new user to stop spam while not annoying real people. These restrictions currently apply to users who:
*Have less than 1 post
*Registered in the last 24 hours
The restrictions are automatically removed once an account meets these criteria.

Warning!! Extreme honey-pot mode in use!!
Users with 0 posts will be automatically deleted for certain common spam behaviors:
*Entering a profile
*Entering a signature with external links
*Entering more than 2 links in the first post

Help, I'm stuck
We apologize if you get caught in the filter. We'll keep tweaking it to find a good balance of usability. Email us if you feel you've been unjustly filtered.