I recommend someone to report this to the moderator.Chris
First of all, I have every right to be angry. I am the party being insulted by this forum. In fact every new member under 100 posts is insulted by this forum. To help you understand why and how we are insulted, I will use an analogy. In the criminal justice system, a person is assumed to be innocent of a crime until proven guilty. There are many reasons for this assumption, but the main reason is how is a person expected to prove their innocence by random accusations. Sometimes this is impossible. Another reason is that this assumption of guilty actually breeds more crime. A person might commit a crime where they might have otherwise have not committed a crime since they cannot change the perception of any observer (I'm already considered a criminal so why not be one). I cannot prove to this forum that I am not a spammer so maybe I will be a spammer from here on out huh?Secondly, this assumption of a new poster is a spammer and treated differently than a poster that has more than 100 posts is discriminatory behavior. Each one of the members of this forum that is aware of this behavior is condoning discrimination and guilty of allowing this behavior to continue. This is where septillion and Southpark fit in. You seem to think that this behavior is OK and normal. The absurd comment "It would be nice to have at least one notification (the very first notification, which will not be shown again after the first one) that says 'limitation will be lifted after 100 posts'. This would at least allow new users to understand the system." does nothing to help the situation. I mean go ahead and make the statement you wish new users to read and tell me it is not insulting, kind of like putting a sign on every street that they are assumed to be a criminal at all times until their first successful criminal court case defense.And last but not least, there are offensive words in my post. I will never remove them and will use this colorful language directed to people who behave in this manner. The use of the word "retard" is used correctly. When you call someone a retard, you aren't making fun of people who are mentally handicapped. They can't help who they are, it's fine. You're making fun of someone who is acting mentally handicapped, but CAN help it. It's an insult because you're pointing out the fact that they aren't living up to their true potential.It's like calling someone a child when they're acting immature. It's not offensive to children, because they can't help it. It's offensive to an adult because he's not living up to his potential.I am actually describing the message itself, but it does not matter.I would like to help the people who run this forum make it better since they may not know of a better way to go about solving the spammer issue. Instead of assuming that all new posters are spammers, let us use intelligence in place of insulting and discriminatory policies. We can implement an algorithm that helps determine a spammer from a poster that is asking for help. Off the top of my head, I would think a spammer wants as many eyes on their message or advertisement as possible. This means their message will be 90% or more duplicated and across more than one thread. It would be a waste of time to spam the same thread and no other thread. Additionally, a search for hyperlinks within the message itself can help pinpoint a spammer but cannot be used as the sole means of the determining factor. If the spammers are automated, then the message time stamps will have a consistent time interval between spams and most likely very fast. I do not have any spam data so I would have better solutions once I analyzed the data from spammers compared to non spammers.I apologize if anyone reading this is offended, unless of course you are responsible for setting the policies of the forum. In this case you are an a$$hole until you realize your shortcomings and take steps to fix your behavior.I recommend someone to report this to the moderator.Chris
People do amazing things for free all the time. The fact that spam exists does not change this.
DangerToMyself,Your analogy is incorrect and incomplete. The security at the front door is the actual login and bot check when a user signs in. To complete the analogy, the new guests would be seated in the nose-blead seats while the guests with 100 or more posts would get the sideline seats while all guests having paid the same ticket price.The speed limit analogy lacks any sense whatsoever. Once a person has traveled the road more than 100 times then the speed limit does not apply to them. This is discrimination by definition.You do make a good point about my language. I let my anger get the best of me and I am sorry. I will try to be a better person. Being a better person also means that I will not put up with discrimination.
I, too, feel that 100 is a bit extreme.