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"You are not allowed to post links, emails or phon... - 12/5/2017 3:28:50 AM   
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"You are not allowed to post links, emails or phone numbers for 7 days from the date of your tenth post."

I am getting this error message when trying to make a post on the TOAWIV forum, even though it does not contain any links, emails, or phone numbers.

I suppose I'll have to post a couple of messages elsewhere - like in this thread - to get to ten, and then I'll have to wait a week to ask my question about the game.

Very annoying.
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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 3:38:05 AM   
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Number 5...

Sorry about this. It's ironic, isn't it? They have this anti-spam measure, which gives false positives and thus forces people to post a couple of spammy messages to get to ten posts...

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 3:50:31 AM   
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agreed, but it does stop the spammers to a point, so works but yes also stops others as well so is a double edge sword, but most post here and get it sorted, as they only have to do it a few times, apart from the date / time element etc

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3758289

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 4:42:25 AM   
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Oh, I certainly understand the need to stop spammers. Although I am amazed that spammers would even try to post on a forum for grognard wargames. I mean, it is hardly a mass audience, is it?

Anyway, having posted in a couple of "What are you watching at the moment?" threads, I am now at ten.

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 8:18:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Laskaris

Oh, I certainly understand the need to stop spammers. Although I am amazed that spammers would even try to post on a forum for grognard wargames. I mean, it is hardly a mass audience, is it?

Anyway, having posted in a couple of "What are you watching at the moment?" threads, I am now at ten.


point about most spam is they want the link to another website, that in turn boosts their search ratings as one criteria is how many cross-references exist.

so they don't really care what the host website does, any link will do

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 8:23:09 AM   
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when Vpualus (staff) see it, he / they normally alters your status anyway most of the time, so it doesn't apply etc

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 9:45:16 AM   
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Laskaris, I've add your username to the list of trusted users.
You should be able to post now without restrictions.

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 12/5/2017 11:30:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: VPaulus

Laskaris, I've add your username to the list of trusted users.
You should be able to post now without restrictions.


Yes, I was now able to post in the TOAWIV forum.

Thank you!

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 2/17/2018 9:08:46 PM   
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I am also receiving this error when trying to post to the All Forums -> Strategic Command Series -> Strategic Command Classic: Global Conflict forum.

Thanks!

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 2/17/2018 10:20:52 PM   
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@fritzjoel
You Can post now without restrictions.

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RE: "You are not allowed to post links, emails or ... - 2/18/2018 12:42:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Laskaris

Oh, I certainly understand the need to stop spammers. Although I am amazed that spammers would even try to post on a forum for grognard wargames. I mean, it is hardly a mass audience, is it?


It happened, years ago. To counter the spam storm Matrix was forced to introduce this policy and the "I'm not a robot" filter. At the time I was a lurker, not a poster (I still had to buy my first game from Matrix) but we weren't talking about the stray spam post: the fora started suffering from a mini-deluge of them. Quite annoying. Now the spam posts (crosses fingers) have all but disappeared.

Edited for grammar.

< Message edited by RFalvo69 -- 2/18/2018 12:43:30 PM >


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