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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 27th October 2017, 16:19 Thread Starter
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We've had a few new members who have spammed the forum to get the 5 required posts to send a PM.

I spotted and tracked one a few days ago (also reported thanks) that created 5 single letter posts just to send a secret PM to trade with a seller, against the rules.


If it works as setup then new members will now need 20 posts and to have been a member here for 2 weeks before PM's are allowed.

Not a lot to ask, and, puts us in line with other forums that have trading areas.


New members. Let us know if you have any issues.

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Now this has been going a while we can now confirm that a Registered member needs to have been registered at least 2 weeks - and - have 20 valid posts under their belt before they can send PM's.
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Now this has been going a while we can now confirm that a Registered member needs to have been registered at least 2 weeks - and - have 20 valid posts under their belt before they can send PM's.
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Is this the same for creating a wanted ad?
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Is this the same for creating a wanted ad?
You can create a wanted ad no problem
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Can't complain, rules are rules. However, a bit struggling to reach 20 posts, as don't want to make pointless comments. Especially there may be something I'd buy in items for sale thread.
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The 20 posts also requires 2 weeks membership so there is a small window to help.

As said, posting a wanted should work but you can't send PM's to confirm the deal.
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Whats the criteria for placing a for sale ad ( car for sale)?.

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Whats the criteria for placing a for sale ad ( car for sale)?.

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Ok thanks how do i go about that then?

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Once you are a Supporter then post here, or wherever, and we can override the 20 post requirement.
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Hi I have been a member (although not very active) since 2012, but have hardly posted. Any chance of making an exception to the 20 posts for my account? I'm trying to get another set of fog lamp covers (which I last bought through here in 2014) but am unable to get the pm for payment details etc. Understand if there are no exceptions, I just didnt want to start commenting on random posts to reach the limit
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One post a year

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Hi, same as above im looking to buy some fog lamp covers but cant seem to pm at the moment to get the payment details etc! Any chance i can have the block lifted? I believe i have actually posted more than 20! Unless individual comments on threads dont count...
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Yes they do, but you need to be a member for two weeks as well, unless a mod will be kind to you.
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We can increase the post count but we can't override the 2 weeks.

An unfortunate side effect of previous spammers.

When there was no post count required we had fraud.

When I look around some other car forums we are quite light. Seems that car related trading is a minefield.
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We can increase the post count but we can't override the 2 weeks.

An unfortunate side effect of previous spammers.

When there was no post count required we had fraud.

When I look around some other car forums we are quite light. Seems that car related trading is a minefield.
No problem, thats understandable! 🙂
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