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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SenaxFlatulus, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. SenaxFlatulus

    SenaxFlatulus New Member

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    There's a "New User Support Ticket System" set up for new users to go and post threads asking about anything they may have problems or issues with, or if they simply have a question.

    It's not viewable or accessible to older users, so there's no reason to feel "put upon" by older members who sometimes take fun out of ribbing the n00bs.

    Feel free to post your questions there if you're new to the site and needing some help with something.
     
  2. Goldwater

    Goldwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I'm a NOOOOOOBEEEEEEE. I'll go first!

    When do I get to post photos in my sig? and in the message body?

    Haven't found that in settings
     
  3. SenaxFlatulus

    SenaxFlatulus New Member

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    You should be able to do that from post 1.

    It doesn't have anything to do with settings.

    How new are you?
     
  4. Goldwater

    Goldwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    [​IMG]

    Now I can. I'm about two weeks old.

    Thank you
     
  5. SenaxFlatulus

    SenaxFlatulus New Member

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    Guests can even post there without actually registering in order to find out more about the site, what it takes to be a member, what the rules are, how to start posting, what's the validation process for, etc...
     
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    daisydotell Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to take on of the quizzes and I got this message..
    "An error has occured, the following message has been left below:

    Your usergroup does not have access to participate in this particular quiz."

    So how does a usergroup get to have access to the quizzes?
     
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  7. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It might be because you are new. Posting is restricted for the first few posts you make. Try again after you've got a dozen or so posts under your belt and see what happens.
     
  8. elaric

    elaric New Member

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    Ah HA!!

    I noticed everything I've posted is "awaiting moderation", and wondered if this was a site where everything anyone said had to be proofed first.

    Seemed odd considering 2200 posts a day-- that'd keep an army of mods busy...

    so it's about 10-12 posts? or something moderator/subforum determined?

    edited- and this post went straight in, no moderation... so that IS what's going on..

    still... how many posts is it before unrestricted?

    I couldn't find this in any of the FAQfornewbies info..unless I'm blind, which is entirely possible..
     
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  9. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Just figured out the problem - you need 100 credits to do a quiz. You get credits for posting and you're at 90 now. A few more posts and you'll be able to do a quiz.

    FAQ is at the top of each page, or you can click here.
     
  10. elaric

    elaric New Member

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    So what does 100 points and doing a quiz have to do with posting freely?

    <confused look>

    I'm happy to do a quiz-- but in the FAQ, maybe I'm blind still, but I don't see where it says anything about not being able to post until I do a quiz?
     
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    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Sorry elaric I've confused the issue.

    Posting freely: after about 3 posts you can post freely.
    Quizes: after you've got 100 credits you can do quizes.
     
  12. jackalope

    jackalope New Member

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    What is a credit, Doug? I looked in the FAQ, I'm sure I am overlooking it, but I can't find where it explains credits and how credit counts and post counts differ?
     
  13. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I'm really not sure what the idea with Credits is. I guess they're a sort of reward for posting. The more credits you have, the more your Rep is worth in points when you Rep someone. They're also used for taking a quiz.
     
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    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    Next time, just send them to me. I'll take care of em.:-D
     
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    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Someday when you're asleep I'm going to steal all your credits. I'll blame it on Chinese hacker spies :mrgreen:
     
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    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    Yes...they tried to fool me about that once before - didn't work!:mrgreen:
     
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    goldendog Banned

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    The old "credit stealing blame it on the Chinese hacker" trick....very sneaky...very cunning.
     
  18. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Hey it could happen! If they can sneak into America's most top secret fighter project I'm sure any day now they'll be after Makedde's credits. They will then make knock-off credits in a Guangzhou factory and sell them to Frodly.
     
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    frodly Well-Known Member

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    I need them too, look .............................................................................................................................................................................:above:
     
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    Shiva_TD Progressive Libertarian Past Donor

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    For a small fee I can transfer some of Makedde's credits to you. :weed:
     

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