4 forum sections shows as locked

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  1. MartinC's Avatar

    MartinC said:

    Default 4 forum sections shows as locked

    Not sure if this is by design or not due to the fact I am new, but out of all the sections on the forum which seem to be available, 4 of them show with a lock on the icon.

    windows 8
    windows 7
    windows Xp and vista

    plus
    buy and sell

    is that correct?

    Thanks
    martin
     
  2. BertRoot's Avatar

    BertRoot said:

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    Can you view them?

     
  3. MartinC's Avatar

    MartinC said:

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    Yeah I can enter all the sections with locks on the icons, but I have yet to try posting or replying in them as I have not had the need yet.
     
  4. BertRoot's Avatar

    BertRoot said:

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    You won't be able to start a thread int the BST as that is locked to VIPs but you will be able to reply to threads. Not sure on the others TBH.

     
  5. MartinC's Avatar

    MartinC said:

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    Just checked, the four sections with the lock on, I can not start a post or even reply to them.

    The button to start a new post in all these sections is missing, the button to "reply" to any existing posts is missing, and the button "reply with quote" is there, but if I try and use it, I don't have permission to do it.
     
  6. MartinC's Avatar

    MartinC said:

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    After further testing, I can not create new posts in any section within "Computer Workbench" but can reply, except in the 3 with the lock on the icon as highlighted above.
     
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    Bald Bouncer said:

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    It's not a bug it's deliberately set that way to stop spammers, being as these are the most commonly spammed sections they are locked to new members until they exceed 15 posts and have been a member for at least a week if my memory is correct.

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    DejaVu said:

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    Makes sense.

    So you'll have to spam other sections until you are proven worthy of the entrance requirements to come and share information with the elite.

     
  9. MartinC's Avatar

    MartinC said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    Makes sense.

    So you'll have to spam other sections until you are proven worthy of the entrance requirements to come and share information with the elite.
    Still think its a conspiracy if DejaVu is involved, would like a "kick" button added next to the "Thanks", would be useful now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Bouncer View Post
    It's not a bug it's deliberately set that way to stop spammers, being as these are the most commonly spammed sections they are locked to new members until they exceed 15 posts and have been a member for at least a week if my memory is correct.
    Thanks for explaining it I thought I was either going crazy or being picked on by special someone.