Old 21st January 2014, 16:17   #1
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Why 20 posts?

Wondering why I have to make 20 posts before I can edit my own profile. I just joined and logged in for the first time using my id and password. The welcome message said I could edit my profile. When I arrived at the place to edit my profile, I tried and got a message saying I did not have privileges to do this. What do I do now?

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Old 21st January 2014, 22:25   #2
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Spammers put spam links in their profiles. Requiring a number of posts before allowing such profile changes prevents spammers from being able to do this without considerable effort. You can still use the forums and post freely.





Welcome to the forums.

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Old 29th January 2014, 11:22   #3
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Cool

I'm getting there.
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Old 29th January 2014, 19:53   #4
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Spammers put spam links in their profiles. Requiring a number of posts before allowing such profile changes prevents spammers from being able to do this without considerable effort. You can still use the forums and post freely.





Welcome to the forums.
OK Thanks. Hope I can change my password.

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Old 14th May 2015, 19:00   #5
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I'm getting to 20 slowly, but I don't see the need to edit my profile anyway.
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Old 26th February 2018, 16:18   #6
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nice
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Old 6th March 2018, 19:36   #7
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Damn I am almost 4, I had winamp on win 95, soulseek, napster, audiogalaxy baby..
how hard would it be to post 20 times? lol
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Old 3rd August 2018, 07:16   #8
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Yeah agreed, about only way you can prevent massive amounts of spammers.
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Old 21st August 2018, 15:41   #9
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Is this the only way to stop spammers?
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Old 5th September 2018, 06:26   #10
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Is this the only way to stop spammers?
Definitely it's not the best way
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Old 17th September 2018, 03:19   #11
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Definitely not the only way... But I've seen many forum using it.
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Old 17th September 2018, 13:32   #12
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In general, this is a requirement in some forums.
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