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Old 25.02.2011, 18:20
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Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins

It is indeed a restriction for new members and was put into force when 'new members' who were in fact spammers, were sending private messages in large number to many members. As the moderators don't see private messages, the spamming was much too easy to carry out without being noticed and extremely annoying to members as there was nothing they could do about it.

It may be frustrating for new members but if it 'forces' them to look around the forum a bit, it might also stop them making too many 'mistakes' in posting later. Hardly anyone notices the many stickies with information in the various sub-forums - this would be somewhere for a Newbie to start.

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