Problem accessing Politics, Religion, Social Issues Forum...

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by unixfool, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    Today around 6PM, I posted to 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues', the ' Issac Hayes Quits South Park' thread, no problem whatsoever. A few minutes ago, I attempted to post again, but I get a page saying I can't access it (unixfool, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons: blahblahblah).

    What gives? The thread isn't locked and I don't think I was banned (was I?). This has happened in the past, also, but I've never actually posted until today, so I couldn't have been banned BEFORE I posted.

    Something wacky going on with the forums? I'm still attempting to search the forums to see if anyone else has had this issue in the past but I'm having trouble coming up with key words...I'll keep trying though.


    "All registered forum members are allowed to view the forum, but only posters with 100 posts or more in other areas of the site, and a minimum of being registered for 10 days will be allowed to participate in political discussions in this forum."

    OK, found what's the deal with my being able to post in the first place, as my post count isn't even close to 100:

    "Total Posts: 55 (0.93 posts per day)"
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Perhaps that thread was moved to the political forums from the general community area. I'm not sure, I wasn't following it and I've got 100 posts. :)
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    That thread was formerly in the Current Events forum, where all members could post.

    Due to the nature of the discussion, it was moved into the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum.
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Yes, you do mad ;) :D

    your 15+ posts per day :p
  5. raster macrumors regular

    May 15, 2005
    Yes, I can't post to the Scientologist are killing each other thread.
    Is it because:
    1. I am not god.
    2. Only certain people here have the "Right" to post to religous threads?
    3. Tom Cruise called and put a stop to it.
    4. Isaac Hayes called and put a stop to it.
    5. Scientologist Lawyers called and put a stop to it.
    6. Mac Rumours is a cover for the Church of Scientology
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    All of the above.

    More specifically however, number 2. As has already been said, once a thread is in the political forums only those with >100 posts can post to them.
  7. stonyc macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2005
    As was mentioned, it started in the Current Events forum then was moved to the Political/Religious/Social forums because of the discussions taking place.

    Therefore #2 now applies. The post minimum was put in place for forums like P/R/S and Marketplace because it helps to cut down on trolls and scammers. At least that's the way I read the situation..
  8. pinto32 macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2003

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