What does this mean?

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  1. Bill Greenwood

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    I know very little about computer technology, but what does this mean, it just seems like gobbly gook to me.
    "posters with less than 5 posts not allowed to include any links in their post content? "

    Who talks like that? Bet you really hit it off and are spellbinding the first few minutes of meeting a blind date. Sure would be fascinating to have whoever wrote that give an hour lecture on any flying topic at Osh.
    Maybe I am too new at this flying business to be up on the latest nerd jargon, because Ive only been doing it since 1979.

    I also don't know what you mean by "spammy words"
     
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    If this question is for real, someone needs an enema. And we all know who it is, but first he’ll have to move his head out of the way.
     
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    Dana Cleared for Takeoff

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    It's not intended to be scintillating conversation. It just means what it says: that you can't post links until you have 5 posts here. It's intended to stop the spammers who sign up just to post their spam links.
     
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    YGTBSM!

    layman’s terminology isn’t clear for some folks.
     
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    It's Bill Greenwood. The jury is still out...:)

    Ron "You think the folk on the EAA forum are mean?" Wanttaja.
     
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    It means that since you only have two (2) posts, you will need three (3) more posts giving you five (5) total, before you can post anything that "links" to another web site.

    For Nomex on the Red Board (John Babrick here) that number should have been a thousand so that he wouldn't post a porn link in the final days of the forum, which is exactly what he did.

    It doesn't say that you have to post anything sensible, so don't worry about that.
     
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    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Such an inconvenience.
     
  8. Bill Greenwood

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    As I said, my brain could either learn to be pilot or a programmer, what seems strange to me is while Im joining the forum. its giving me this warning about links and spam. Ive never seen that on any other forum.
     
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    Automatic software joins forums all the time and then immediately uploads graphics files containing unsolicited sales crap, Bill.

    If you’re not seeing it elsewhere it’s likely those places have PAID staff to moderate new user posts behind the scenes and keep it invisible to you.

    The joys of an unpaid site: YOU get to have limited ability to post links and files until you’ve posted five times.

    Even then a smart spammer would just write code to post five times. Amazingly few do.
     
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    Lndwarrior Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I don't see this forum working out well for you Bill.

    Instead of trying to learn about why the rules exist, you lead right off with criticising something you know nothing about. This attitude is not very pilot-like.

    What part, exactly, is "nerd jargon"? The term "poster" or the term "link"? If you don't know what either of those terms mean you must have been living under a rock since 1979.

    Henning, is this you? I just know it is.....

    If so, you got me again!
     
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    <Cough> Really?

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    Dafuq?
     
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    I run another forum (and am a member of countless ones). Yes, the spammers are insidious. On my other site, we had one that started sending PM's as soon as they registered. So now we have a complex set of anti-spam stuff from CAPTCHA to blocking non-US IP addresses to not allowing newly created accounts to send PMs, to moderating posts from new members.

    You don't do this, and you get a forum that's riddled with junk faster than the mods can delete it.
     
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    Or you get a guy who thinks writing about "enemas" on public aviation forum is first rate. I guess we are sposed to be tolerant of all different life styles these days, and I note he's from N Y, and I'm sure I'm old fashioned but his is one kinkiness that hasn't reached this far west yet, and don't think it is going to. Glad he left out any photos of his favorite pass time.

    As for spammers, as I said I don't know much about them, but if so pervasive why have I never seen that announcement on any other forums, for instance EAA, AOPA etc.?
     
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    I used to run a number of forums, long ago. I ran the class reunion sites for my high school class and my wife's, along with a support forum for my side business. All gone -- you couldn't pay me enough to do it now. I have even locked out comments on every WordPress blog I run, because it was just a nonstop, constant flood of spammers trying to take over. I mean, how many Russian links to pharmacy and fake watch sites with malware can the world really even have? An unlimited number, apparently.
     
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    Probably have similar policies, but aren't as upfront about it. POA has, perhaps, a higher portion of computer-saavy professionals. Some of us have been online for almost 40 years. I did my first log-on in 1983 (wanttaja@ssc-vax, even before the .com convention), and I know some of the folks here were already online at that point.

    In fact, the first magazine article I ever sold was a re-worked USENET story.

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    I was never a computer "professional" (although I did have a Microsoft certification at one time and was known for breaking my company's software during beta testing ;)). My first computer was an IBM PC XT clone, circa 1986. I didn't get into the Usenet newsgroup thing until the mid-1990s, although I did participate a bit in AvSig on Compuserv after I became a pilot. Used early DUATS to create and print out my flight plan for my instrument rating.

    Always helped friends and family with theirs. Favorite story was a friend who called because her modem (probably less than 9600 baud) didn't work. "Where is it plugged into the phone line?" was met with silence.
     
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    You probably played Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy too, dork!

    I made a Christmas wreath out of IBM punch cards. My first computer was right out of High School, a Trash 80 then upgraded to the Commodore 64. Played the very first MS Flight Simulator on the early IBM PC that was the size of a suitcase, with a small orange screen. Got interested in Unix in the late 80s and when FreeBSD branched off in the early 90s I followed them and still use it today.

    Still love the command line after all these years. Today I use windows, mac and several *nix's.
     
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    Adventure, laddie. Adventure....

    Ron "You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike" Wanttaja
     
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    I'm a former player of Adventure and Lunar Lander... on RSTS-E running on a PDP-11/70, 1200 baud Lear Siegler ADM-3 terminal. Prior to that I had loaded BASIC programs into the high school's timeshare little bit of some unknown system at the college, using paper tape fed into the sole Teletype KSR-33 in the building (rotary dial, of course). The first computer I owned was a Times Sinclair 1000 (still have in, on fact) with stacked RAM chips for 8K total. That's not including the 8080 system I scratch built into an old terminal, which I never actually got to use for lack of an EPROM programmer. I remember using (all owned by others; I was junior enlisted with a wife and ever-increasing number of kids) an Apple ][, Televideo TS-802, Apple ][+, ][e, AT&T PC 6300, then quite a number of home-builts running DOS, then Windows. Got on line with Compuserve using a Teletype 43 with an acoustic coupler. Eventually (late '94) I ran a dialup ISP, the second one in this area that provided commercial access and, for a while, the biggest in town. Talk about a short lived market...

    During all of that I was dragging around a toolkit and O-scope, turning wrenches on IBM mainframe and midrange systems (S/360, S/370, 4300, 303x, 308x, S/3, S/34, S/36, and S/38) and every imaginable peripheral device. Even had a PDP-11/34 in my garage for a while... boy, do I ever regret giving that away.

    Two years ago my youngest son and his fairly new wife managed to find some old punch cards and make me a punch card wreath, just like the one I made Mom in Sunday school when I was in grade school. Except no gold spray paint or glitter on this on. They get me. :) It hangs on the door of my office year round.

    But I'm feeling much better now.