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02-22-2012, 11:34 AM #1
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[No Longer Effective] Attachment Downloads Information
Update: This is no longer in effect as of February 20, 2013. The post requirement was removed a while back, but here is the official notice about its removal Spam for any other reason is still without consequences though.



The system now in place at TechLifeForum is the following:
  • For any members that don't have 50 posts, you cannot download attachments freely, this is in place so that we don't have people spamming for a download link and "trashing" the forum.
    • Exception: For members with 20 posts or more, you may PM myself, and ask to be reviewed. The review process is based on the quality of your posts, and I will either deny or accept your eligibility to obtain the attachment download that you want. This ONLY is valid for ONE attachment download, so make it count. After that you may not ask for a download link to another attachment, and you will be required to make the rest of the 50 total posts to obtain all other downloads freely.

Any spammer's for this post count will not get the attachment downloads and will be immediately banned. So be forewarned!
This post was last modified: 02-20-2013, 03:36 PM by AceInfinity.


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02-22-2012, 11:39 AM #2
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
I was wondering why there's been a lot of LQP lately. I couldn't understand why at first, they were doing it to download something?


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02-22-2012, 11:40 AM #3
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
(02-22-2012, 11:39 AM)BreShiE Wrote:  I was wondering why there's been a lot of LQP lately. I couldn't understand why at first, they were doing it to download something?

Yeah, they come here to download an attachment, but it initially required 10 posts, so they would spam for it to download an attachment.


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02-22-2012, 11:50 AM #4
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
finally, i have been waiting for this for sometime now
Good work guys :)
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02-22-2012, 11:57 AM #5
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
(02-22-2012, 11:50 AM)Hell Guardian Wrote:  finally, i have been waiting for this for sometime now
Good work guys :)

It's been back and forth, we've been playing around with a good setting for post count for a while, I believe it's been anything from 5 to 10 to 25 to 40, 45, and 50 posts in the past, but this new addition should help tremendously for reducing spam no matter what requirement we set in my mind. I think we just went about it in the wrong way in the past.

We needed a new system, a new idea, like this one which should accompany the majority of members. It benefits both the member to be able to download something for less, and the forum with better quality in the posts we receive.


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02-22-2012, 02:15 PM #6
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
This shouldn't greatly affect our current members. Considering most of our regulars have over 50 posts. Good work Ace.

I will not have a chance to modify the plugin until later tonight, however, we should link this thread in the error message provided by the attachment plugin.

02-22-2012, 04:28 PM #7
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
(02-22-2012, 02:15 PM)KoBE Wrote:  This shouldn't greatly affect our current members. Considering most of our regulars have over 50 posts. Good work Ace.

I will not have a chance to modify the plugin until later tonight, however, we should link this thread in the error message provided by the attachment plugin.

That would be a good idea too actually, then we can reduce the paragraph for the Welcome Banner too.


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06-05-2012, 03:39 AM #8
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
(02-22-2012, 11:40 AM)AceInfinity Wrote:  Yeah, they come here to download an attachment, but it initially required 10 posts, so they would spam for it to download an attachment.

The next thing you know, the source codes here have been made into applications and are being sold elsewhere as "self-coded" products. Rolling

06-05-2012, 12:00 PM #9
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
(06-05-2012, 03:39 AM)Styx Wrote:  
(02-22-2012, 11:40 AM)AceInfinity Wrote:  Yeah, they come here to download an attachment, but it initially required 10 posts, so they would spam for it to download an attachment.

The next thing you know, the source codes here have been made into applications and are being sold elsewhere as "self-coded" products. Rolling
And then they break and the 'creator' will not be able to provide support. People amaze me sometimes at what length they'll go to take credit for work that isn't theirs.


Edit: Post 2500. :P
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08-21-2012, 11:17 PM #10
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RE: Attachment Downloads Information
(08-21-2012, 11:14 PM)RuMad Wrote:  Please remove the system :P

You asked nicely, but there was a nice accommodation for those not wanting to give back to the forum and help out. Read it carefully and you can get whatever download you want :)


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