Limited to three replies per topic for new users!

Are these rules nut to limit replies on a discussion forum? You are just fencing off new users! I cannot found any rationale for it.

It’s a good idea on any forum to start slow and ease into it.

Usually when there are limits such as this, it’s to stop a new member from Spamming the site with B.S.

I am discussing an interesting topic on anchoring. And I cannot reply/ask/clarify any more because of my status, a new user! Is that so difficult for software to tell there is a possbile spam?
I just cannot see any reason to say 3 reply is enough! Even 30 replies doez not seem unresonable. It is slow.
Sorry to include comment to othet guy within the samr reply. Well, to save quota!

And Antonio, please accept my apology for unable to reply your message on the anchoring topic. I cannot reply there! Hopefully, you see this some how.

And in fact, it is fencing off new users whatsoever. And most of the new users are energetic. Perhaps, it is what we do not want in here.

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Give it some time, your trust level will change in the future. Pick some other threads and participate with them also. Avoid uploading photos in the beginning. Take some notes on the interesting subject of anchoring, in the future you will be able particaipte again in the thread as your trust level changes. I notice you havent even read the community guidelines based on the badges you have earned? Also do some more reading. I hope this info helps.

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Why can’t it stop this one :point_up_2:t2::point_up_2:t2::point_up_2:t2::point_up_2:t2::point_up_2:t2::point_up_2:t2::point_up_2:t2:


Hey that’s your brother Top Contributor!

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The system uses algorithms to determine the quality of new user posts. If the posts are high quality then you can post more than three, if they are low quality (contain spammy links, spelling mistakes, poor grammar) then you are throttled back.

In your case the problem is basic spelling and grammar.

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“In your case the problem is basic spelling and grammar.”

A little tough on those to whom English (or American :slight_smile: ) is not first language.

Not trying to be tough… Just explaining how the system works.

Dot your i’s and cross your t’s or we’ll take away your peas. Now keep rowing.

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Oh yeah we remember him spamming the site for months to get his post count up.


the cake’s a nice touch

I thought it looked better how it was the last dozen time he posted it… With the cake in the small window and the guy wearing a gCaptain t-shirt :wink:

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@BruceChun what is your primary spoken language Chinese? If so you are doing a good job. Thanks for joining. Are you a Harbor Pilot? Do you use Google Translate? If you do use the translate mention that in a few of your posts. I am also a member of a foreign speaking discussion board (Russian) it’s a challenge although it’s fun and I learn new things everyday.

Try this also.

visiting at least 15 days, not sequentially
casting at least 1 like
receiving at least 1 like
replying to at least 3 different topics
entering at least 20 topics
reading at least 100 posts
spend a total of 60 minutes reading posts

Keep coming back, keep participating, and reading.

Below is the translation to Chinese (simplified)

@BruceChun你的主要口语是什么中文? 你做得很好吗? 感谢加入。 你是海港飞行员吗? 你使用Google翻译吗? 如果你在你的一些帖子中使用翻译提到。 我也是一个外国语言讨论委员会(俄语)的成员,尽管它很有趣,但我每天都在学习新的东西。




Yes, my primary spoken language is indeed Chinese. I do manage to communicate successfully with others in English without using Google translate. Actually, I seldom use Google translate in English language. Google Translate is often used in translating Japanese. Having say that, my English is surely not good enough to pass test run by the forum’s post quality control system. Too bad.

I think that I have to be very careful in typing with my phone in this forum. It is better to review it a couple of times before pressing the reply button. It might be even better off if a wod processor with spells and grammar checks is used before anything is post. Wonderful.

Yes, I am a harbour pilot. Ships are getting way too big nowadays. Are you really a deep sea diver? A tough job.



Yea indeed.

That said, thank you for joining and welcome aboard!

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I’m particular about the use of english and tend to cringe when i see mangled words and such but I also speak other languages and know how difficult it is. I would just bear with the forum, a quality answer will be spotted eventually and overcome the difficulty of using english. I also believe the forum manager will see through the “autosensors” and give you the nod so hang in there!

This last post was significantly better than any previous ones I’ve seen you make.

These are the three posts that I made before being stopped for further post:

“Antonio, it has been a while with your quest for emergency anchoring. Are you still working on it? Is there amything enlighting?”

What did you found about emergency anchoring? Have you come up with certain
insights about the topic?”

“Hi, Fernando,
Can you elaborate more on how those 8, 6 and 2 knots speed limits on varies size of ship worked out?”

Are they really so bad that deserve a ban for further post?

The posts that I made in this topic here should be much worst.