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Curious why i have to create 5 posts before being allowed to create a personal message. What is the logic?

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There are numerous of reasons.

The most obvious one is that it prevents abuses (for example, in a lot of forums, bots are able to register and then spam members quietly by PM to stay unnoticed by admins).

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There are numerous of reasons.

The most obvious one is that it prevents abuses (for example, in a lot of forums, bots are able to register and then spam members quietly by PM to stay unnoticed by admins).

 

finally now i know why

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Its good to post after 5 messages that means the real user or someone who really want certcollection he will send 5 messages

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So people ask why? and then it is an oportunitie for a newbie to post a new message and get the desired 5.

 

oh i see your post is 2 and u replied smartly to increase post count but see my reply to remind of what u addressing in ur comment to other is all same. thax for ur smart reply which gave me opportunity to reply hehe atlast this forums root objective is this only sharing is caring. and the real joke is that post of this forum section doesnt count to our post at all hahaha.

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Thats a good feature but i think it is bad use here. The principal objective of this forum is sharing for free a lot of cert/ressources, so i think when someone create a post to offer a cert/ressources it must be credited by 1 post. I go to my personnal case, i share a lot of pentesteracademy course that you cant find anywhere else, and i think that deserve crediting me of 1 post. i dont say all post deserve it, but the creator of 1 ressource sharing post deserve it

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However i will make some post on the appropriate section for being credit 5 post

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Thats a good feature but i think it is bad use here. The principal objective of this forum is sharing for free a lot of cert/ressources, so i think when someone create a post to offer a cert/ressources it must be credited by 1 post. I go to my personnal case, i share a lot of pentesteracademy course that you cant find anywhere else, and i think that deserve crediting me of 1 post. i dont say all post deserve it, but the creator of 1 ressource sharing post deserve it

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However i will make some post on the appropriate section for being credit 5 post

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You seem pretty obsessed about post count...

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/uploads/emoticons/default_smile.png"> I am sure there must be a good reason why Forum Admins opted for such policy. As per my understanding, the reason why share posts are not counted because one can get tons of stuff around the internet which might not even really be required or asked by someone here and then start making new posts for every topic without breaking any of the forum rules.

 

And then why 5 genuine/non-share/discussion posts are required to PM, I guess its the privilege one has to earn. Now one could post random 5 posts just like the share posts scenario above but then obviously it will be considered as spam.

 

And actually, you kind of made a mistake ....you should have posted this thread:

 

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under discussion forum which would have counted as a "post" (since you are a serious/authentic member) and as many posts you would have made on that thread those would have been counted. You could have discussed and collected members' requests and then create Share posts.

 

You see...you would not have

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You seem pretty obsessed about post count...

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Not obsessed more than everyone else but i have some PM by very good person who give me friendly advice or just want to talk and i just want to thanks them or just discuss about what they want, etc etc

The final result have the opposite of some goal of this restriction because they give their email, hangouts etc to discuss outside of here, but im not interested to give email (even if it is not my real email) or discuss outside of here

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the reason why share posts are not counted because one can get tons of stuff around the internet which might not even really be required or asked by someone here and then start making new posts for every topic without breaking any of the forum rules.

 

That the goal of the forum, sharing all you want even if nobody ask it, if i must wait someone ask for all course/resource i have shared like burp or some pentesteracademy course

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And then why 5 genuine/non-share/discussion posts are required to PM, I guess its the privilege one has to earn. Now one could post random 5 posts just like the share posts scenario above but then obviously it will be considered as spam.

 

 

Again the policy is odd because say welcome to new member count as a post, a share doesnt count, on a forum made for sharing thats pretty odd but however... The lounge doesnt count too, but thtas what make some relation and make the forum friendly no??

 

the answer about spam is valid for every section on the forum even the section who make your post count

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And actually, you kind of made a mistake ....you should have posted this thread:

 

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under discussion forum which would have counted as a "post" (since you are a serious/authentic member) and as many posts you would have made on that thread those would have been counted. You could have discussed and collected members' requests and then create Share posts.

 

You see...you would not have

 

And you prove it the non-sense of this policy

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It is not an attack agaisnt you or the forum or whatever i jsut share my feeling about this feature, im nobody and just come here, i dont want to say i have the best idea you make it bad etc if you make like that, you must have some reason (taht the reason ignore xD) i accept the rules, no problem, and like mavis say i dont want to use the PM to make some blackmarket, i can give my id to every staff member to prove it

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Thanks for the answer and i hope i will not be misunderstood about my intention

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I suppose its normal for everyone (even i did) to feel the way you are currently in this position.. but after some time i am sure you would realize that you were sweating over this way too much...

 

and see you already got your 5 posts in no time...so there you go..you got your PM..congratulations

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And yeah..keep up this energy for helping the community here and i hope you will not let it fade away. good luck!!

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I even dont see i have my 5 posts xD

 

You can count on me i always help if i can

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Thanks Elliot

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