Can't post to Politics, Religion, Social Issues

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  1. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

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    It says I'm not allowed, and the most likely reason is that I have not verified my email.

    When I try to send an email verification, I never receive one. I have checked everywhere, including spam, and it just never sends.

    Please advise and thank you.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    You need to have 100 or more forum posts to be eligible to post in PRSI.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1073103
     
  3. stroked Suspended

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    I believe you need more than 77 post, to post in PRSI.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Please see the FAQ

     
  5. luvmymbpr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies everyone! Don't know how I missed that.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Yes, it seems that you need a minimum of 100 posts to be allowed post in the PRSI section of the forum.
     
  7. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    It's a way the moderators keep the spambots and similar out of PRSI. And in this exact respect it does it's job well.
     
  8. Stocks macrumors member

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    When it comes to spambots, what's the difference between a "Politics, Religion, Social Issues" sub-forum and every other sub-forum here?
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not about spambots as much as the focus of MacRumors is not to discuss politics and social issues but topics related to Apple products. The idea is that people who join are doing so to discuss the technology and then later on if they wish venture of into the political topics.
     
  10. Stocks macrumors member

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    That makes perfect sense and is the reason why most forums have a similar system.

    The spambot reason was silly.
     
  11. Meister Suspended

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    I came in here to tell the OP that posting in PRSI will get him banned, but I was too late. :p
     
  12. theSeb macrumors 604

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    I see that the other noisy user in this thread is now also banned.
     
  13. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Indeed. I noticed that, as well.

    However, I greatly doubt that merely asking questions about access to sub-fora with specific access requirements was what gave rise to those actions…
     
  14. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Nah, I just find it amusing how often I see similar things happening.
     
  15. Meister Suspended

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    It's PRSI in general.
     
  16. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Yes. I know…..I have noticed this particular pattern as well.

    When I first joined this forum - in common with many (perhaps most?) who subsequently joined, I had lurked for a while, as I had just bought an Apple computer (a MBP) and I had questions about the thing as it was my first Apple.

    Anyway, I joined, asked my question, and lingered awhile. Then - as someone with a deep and abiding fascination with politics (I studied and taught it for years), I will admit that I was really looking forward to joining PRSI.

    And when I did, I found it………bizarre at times. And still do. In fact, much of the time now, - and not against my better judgement - these days, I tend give it a very wide berth indeed……..
     
  17. Meister Suspended

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    PRSI is about real world topics.
    And the real world is a bizarre place. ;)
     
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, yes, maybe.

    What you call 'The Real World' is, indeed, a bizarre place; I have worked in some of the odder, stranger and weirder corners of that same world.

    But - having said that - some of the hidden nooks and crannies of PRSI brig a whole new dimension to the very concept of what might be considered bizarre. At times, PRSI is not just 'bizarre'; it is the refuge of the downright deranged.

    And, I suspect that the - ah, knowledge - of 'the real world' as displayed by some of the denizens who dwell therein is………..perhaps…..incomplete, or, it contains, gaping holes, or rather large lacunae…….

    However, be that as it may. I have found that the loud expressions of frothing opinions - almost invariably conducted in a tone of wild incoherent rage - is no substitute for reasoned argument, and some knowledge or awareness of relevant facts.
     
  19. border terrier macrumors regular

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    "Real World"? It seems to me a number of regular PRSI posters live in "Their Own World".
     
  20. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    There is considerable truth in this observation.
     
  21. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I like my own little world so I think I'll keep it ;)
     
  22. martint235 macrumors regular

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    I found I wasn't allowed to either. PRSI exists under different name on many forums and usually with restrictions as it can be a scary and heated place to be. I've not seen a post requirement as high as 100 before but hey ho. Them's the rules.

    I was going to join the Zika thread but will wait a while. Probably for the next disease :)
     

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