I'm a "new user"?



  • I can understand you want to prevent flooding and all, but really - I joined like a week or two after the forum was announced. And it considers me a new user?

    "As a new user, you can only post once every 560 second(s) until you have earned 2 reputation - please wait before posting again"


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    @sgunhouse "new" is not predicated on date of entry, (and I think you know this) but rather on number of upvotes. You have to have at least a net +2 to not be "new." I'm giving you another, 'cause you deserve it. But the community devs are continually trying to get an automated pattern that keeps the spammers from flooding us.



  • Hmm, the server could look at the UID of the user additionally. @sgunhouse's UID is 353, for UIDs below 10000 it would probably make sense to disable the upvote barrier.



  • As a moderator of both the old and new Opera forums I can understand the need to limit spammers, but that seems a bit extreme.



  • @sgunhouse said in I'm a "new user"?:

    I can understand the need to limit spammers, but that seems a bit extreme.

    Sorry for you, before we had a lower delay but that lead into much more spam.



  • @sgunhouse of unquestionable character and competencies. if you need more ups let us know; I see a path for at least 500 more upvotes just from me. !!



  • @Gwen-Dragon Opera forums has no vote system, so all first-time posters are held for review. Plus they have an algorithm that rates posts on spamminess (only obvious criterion being number of links - they won't explain the details) and those which are questionable also are held.

    No, prior to last update I had several up-voted posts, but apparently older posts weren't counted. :(



  • @sgunhouse
    For me it's "I'm a Believer." Ha! Ha! :8ball: :cactus:
    Belivers :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey:



  • @sgunhouse I agree I created an account to report a bug and it's been a nightmare! certainly understandable but very discouraging. it's a killer! not because you can't make new posts, but because you can't even reply to posts either! earning those 2 reputation points will probably suck the life out of you! by the time you get there you'll probably uninstall Vivaldi.. :c


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    @dinoraptor Don't whine. I gave them to you.:expressionless:



  • @dinoraptor "earning those 2 reputation points will probably suck the life out of you! by the time you get there you'll probably uninstall Vivaldi"

    Wow. What an "interesting" way of thinking...



  • I'm a tester (aka, a Soprano), I've had Vivaldi since before it was announced to the public, including some versions that were barely usable. It takes a lot for me to abandon something.



  • @sgunhouse said in I'm a "new user"?:

    It takes a lot for me to abandon something.

    This is a case where it seems to me that there must be a manifestation of redress for the user. He has 4 years of registration in this community. That means he has been since the early days of Vivaldi. At the Opera, he is moderator and member of a very high concept, besides other outstanding characteristics that give him a special aura. Check out his profile at Opera. His statement quoted above is very poignant to merit only the answers given to him so far! More sensitivity to recognize an unfortunate grievance. I wonder what Jon would think of this case if it came to his knowledge.



  • Not to worry, I chalk it up as a learning experience. Hopefully things go better when our forums migrate to NodeBB shortly - at least I know what to watch out for.



  • @sgunhouse said in I'm a "new user"?:

    Hopefully things go better when our forums migrate to NodeBB shortly - at least I know what to watch out for.

    Where did you hear that? We already had one upheaval when the forums migrated to the current format. Do we really need another one every year or so?


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    @pesala I think @sgunhouse misspoke. The forums migrated to nodebb some months ago. What is in process is migrating the blogs as well.



  • I said "our forums", as in the ones I moderate - not these ones. I told them to try to make sure they find some way to make sure long time users have some reputation points after the transfer, so they don't start at 0 (as I did here) after the changeover.

    My blog here has already been migrated, barring that I seem to have lost a post from earlier this year.



  • @dinoraptor said in I'm a "new user"?:

    @sgunhouse I agree I created an account to report a bug and it's been a nightmare! certainly understandable but very discouraging. it's a killer! not because you can't make new posts, but because you can't even reply to posts either! earning those 2 reputation points will probably suck the life out of you! by the time you get there you'll probably uninstall Vivaldi.. :c

    Focusing on your presentation and received cheer-leading, I join the manifested votes so far, wishing, in addition, that you confirm all the expressed hopes and that the team achieve a "concert" mode (after all, we are in Vivaldi!) for all the problems that can contribute to kill the love that beginners and long-time users bring, originally, lit in their hearts, to the browser.



  • @sgunhouse said in I'm a "new user"?:

    My blog here has already been migrated, barring that I seem to have lost a post from earlier this year.

    Your blogs are available here. You certainly already know it. But I've had to become a navigator of meanders for found out. Sorry, but the trajectory is nothing conducive.


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