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Blog entry by japosa posted 12-11-2012 09:13 AM 3721 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Why do I have to post 5 times before I can send someone a message?

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 12:13 PM

That would be a question for site admin. Most of us are just like you, here for the ride.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 12:43 PM

Probably to monitor intent and prevent Spam attacks. Just a guess.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 05:53 PM

DIYAholic for the win…

Not an admin, but usually sites do this in order to prevent Spamming. With no minimum posting requirement a spam bot could build an unlimited number of profiles, and continuously send emails to an unlimited number of users advertising things…

With a minimum posting requirement the theory is that anyone sending a message has to be a “real” person. Slightly annoying, but I would rather have limits than get a ridiculous amount of junk mail.

-- Steve

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