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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.
-- Mother 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.
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