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  1. gvillager's Avatar
    Just as the title says, I'm unable to edit options in the user CP. I get the message quoted below.

    gvillager, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
    Is this page restricted for everyone?
    02-19-2011 10:31 AM
  2. Blackcash's Avatar
    You need at least 10 posts in order to change your user settings.
    Andy357 likes this.
    02-19-2011 08:03 PM
  3. Burly_Irishman's Avatar
    ok, this is number 5, i think thats really foolish, simply because nobody just comes here for a single visit and makes a profile for the fun of it. Forums are for people who are social, inquisitive and news hungry, dont you agree?
    03-09-2011 01:36 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    I guess you haven't noticed the amount of spam we get.
    03-09-2011 09:39 AM
  5. condor3's Avatar
    I have just joined these forums and was also surprised to find that I could not edit my own User CP. I think these are the first forums I have registered with that impose such a severe restriction on new members. I understand that spam is a problem but this does not exactly feel like a warm welcome to newcomers.
    03-15-2011 03:50 PM
  6. rogercruse#IM's Avatar
    Just tried to update my user cp and discovered I was unable to until i'd posted ten times.

    This is my 2nd post

    And to create a few more posts before I can update my user cp

    I've managed to create ten posts but still can't update my user cp... Maybe it also needs the passing of time to release?
    Last edited by Alli; 04-08-2011 at 04:55 PM. Reason: Needless post count bumping
    04-08-2011 04:22 PM
  7. YoungChrisG#IM's Avatar
    Oh ok well that answers my question lol. I was haveing the same issue. Maybe we should start a "get your 10 in" thread lol jk.
    04-10-2011 03:49 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    I think these are the first forums I have registered with that impose such a severe restriction on new members. I understand that spam is a problem but this does not exactly feel like a warm welcome to newcomers.
    drama. queen.
    04-10-2011 09:36 PM
  9. PsychoChris's Avatar
    I have the same problem and i think encouraging 10 posts is not a good solution.
    05-03-2011 07:14 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    I guess you haven't noticed the amount of spam we get.
    Trust me, it's very hard to miss it sometimes. Especially the threads where the spam posts out number the normal posts, lol.


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    05-03-2011 07:34 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    I have the same problem and i think encouraging 10 posts is not a good solution.
    Perhaps 25 would be a better number.....


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    05-03-2011 07:36 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    Can you imagine 25 posts from some nimrod all saying "thanks for the info" and "great idea, I like it." Ugh.
    05-04-2011 06:12 AM
  13. steveschmidt85's Avatar
    I don't have any issue in this restriction as i understand all people are not same many persons do spam also. And if someone is here for knowledge and sharing i dont think 10 post are so much for them.
    05-11-2011 01:04 AM
  14. vanaple HK's Avatar
    seems many people don't know the rule there should be at least 10 posts for permission!
    05-20-2011 08:18 AM
  15. atoms's Avatar
    I have the same problem and i think encouraging 10 posts is not a good solution.
    It may be a sub-optimal solution, but I can see that otherwise people would just come here, post some spam about their shiny new whatever and never come back.

    (uh, that was my plan)

    Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative?
    Last edited by atoms; 06-06-2011 at 01:06 PM. Reason: demphasis
    06-06-2011 01:06 PM
  16. wulftec0098's Avatar
    there are many forums that have restricted poster from posting links either through signature or through a direct links. They monitor strictly the users behavior and block spammers. Some even have 100+ posts restrictions to put a link as signature and some reputation power too. This is a good method to stop forum spammers
    02-16-2012 07:02 AM
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