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Mata
post Jan 29 2006, 01:41 PM
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Some of you might already have seen the message 'you do not have permission to write a topic in this forum' when you have tried to make a new thread. Here's why it's happening:

A little while ago there was an increasing problem on the forums where new members were posting topics that were either advertising, repeats of existing threads, or completely impossible to turn into a decent conversation. The number of these 'spam' threads got to the point where they were cluttering up the forums and making the place a lot less fun for regular members. For more info on what counts as 'spam' see this thread:

http://www.matazone.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=4454

Anyway, a new rule has been put in place for recently-joined members that means that, until a they have posted 40 times in existing threads, they cannot create their own topics in the most popular forums. There are forums in which new members can immediately create their own threads, such as Introductions, Personal Concerns, and Creations, but others are restricted until you've joined in with more conversations and got to know the posting style better.

In other words, join in with other people's threads, make new friends, and you'll soon be able to start your own topics.


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post Feb 28 2006, 07:58 PM
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I think its a good idea because i used to spam alot when i first started and also it will teach new
people what makes a good topic! laugh.gif


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- Mata   "you do not have permission"   Jan 29 2006, 01:41 PM
- - Righteous   Hmm. Kinda harsh, but understandable. I take it th...   Feb 13 2006, 03:26 PM
- - trunks_girl26   Well, it's not really that bad if you think ab...   Feb 13 2006, 04:17 PM
- - Mata   I have made an occasional exception where a person...   Feb 14 2006, 12:28 AM
- - DarkInferno   114 *grin* I'm offline atm due to faulty mode...   Feb 19 2006, 09:24 PM
- - Mata   Oo, hello matey. It'll be good to see you arou...   Feb 21 2006, 12:50 AM
- - little twit   I think its a good idea because i used to spam alo...   Feb 28 2006, 07:58 PM
- - {Gothic Angel}   Tbh, Ri, I don't think that's harsh at all...   Mar 2 2006, 07:03 PM
- - Astarael   Same here. I think I got fifteen or twenty just in...   Mar 3 2006, 02:13 AM
- - trunks_girl26   QUOTE (Astarael @ Mar 2 2006, 09:13 PM)Same h...   Mar 3 2006, 02:44 AM
- - Astarael   Sometimes it seems as though two or three people a...   Mar 7 2006, 09:12 PM
- - Tremer   I think the exception should be the Introductions ...   Jun 4 2006, 02:32 AM
- - Feyliya   The Introductions forum is already the acception. ...   Jun 4 2006, 10:21 AM
- - Mata   Yes, those ones, and Creations.   Jun 4 2006, 02:02 PM
- - lyfgozon   very harsh..40 posts then threads? wot if the pers...   Jul 17 2006, 11:48 AM
|- - CheeseMoose   QUOTE (lyfgozon @ Jul 17 2006, 12:48 PM) ...   Jul 17 2006, 01:01 PM
- - Astarael   That's right- I think that most of the problem...   Jul 18 2006, 12:32 AM
- - Great Bertram   how do i set a darn avatar on this board? i'd ...   Jul 18 2006, 10:16 PM
- - Mata   There's a whole thread about that here: http:/...   Jul 19 2006, 08:53 AM
- - Miss-Smiley   Oh man I better get posting a lot but I understand...   Sep 26 2009, 01:01 AM


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