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I'm going to try this, but I suspect I'll get the same message as before. I just joined, with the intent of asking a specific question (I've been lurking for a while) but got a message saying I couldn't post yet. How long, or under what conditions, before I'm able to post?

(Since it did actually post, what was the purpose of the earlier message stating that I'm not able to post yet? I'd like to see a "how this site works" post for newbies)
 
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Not trying to be silly . . . but didn't you just start a topic with this question?
 
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Welcome.

Start posting.
 
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I did, which is why I edited it after. When I first tried to create a new topic I got a message saying I couldn't post "yet," but with no explanation. I'm looking for an explanation.
 
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That is new to me.

I would love a screen shot.

And welcome to permies.
 
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Lauren, I'm thinking something glitched in our system and for some reason interpreted your name as that of a spammer. I can't figure out how or why that happened. I'm thinking that maybe that's why you had a hard time posting.

You've probably got a message ("moosage") in your inbox here, asking you to change your name. It starts what is called a "name-fix stratagy," but I don't see why you'd need to change your name. I'm going to see if I can cancel the name-fix strategy, which will hopefully make it easier for you to post!.

I'm really sorry this happened!

(Also, you asked for a how-to-post thread. Here's our thread about How Permies.com Works). There's lots of links there to various tutorials. If there's any thing that we didn't answer in there, please mention it!

Oh, and if you tried to post in any of our "Cider Press" topics, you might have gotten a You Cannot Post message, as people need a certain amount of apples to post there (this helps keep out trolls and Flame War starters from hijacking that thread.)
 
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Lauren, I managed to cancel the Name-Fix Strategy. You can ignore the PM about it .

Could you tell me which forums you were initially trying to post in that gave you the message that you couldn't post?

Thank you, and please keep us informed of any more issues!

 
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Thanks. I just put up a reply to the username message, before I read yours! (I tend to do these things one at a time, I guess I should read them all first). I don't know if you can delete it, but it's on the first "contact us" post. Another oops.
 
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Nicole, I tried to start a new thread. I think it was in growies, but I'm not sure.
 
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Lauren Ritz wrote:Nicole, I tried to start a new thread. I think it was in growies, but I'm not sure.



Strange it wasn't working.  Could be a few things but most of them should be fixed by now.

I know there was an update to the system yesterday, so maybe you tried to do it at the same time as the system was updating?

Can you try again today, but this time, take a screenshot or copy/paste the exact message?  This will give us a clue why it wasn't working.  
 
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r ranson wrote:

Lauren Ritz wrote:Nicole, I tried to start a new thread. I think it was in growies, but I'm not sure.



Strange it wasn't working.  Could be a few things but most of them should be fixed by now.

I know there was an update to the system yesterday, so maybe you tried to do it at the same time as the system was updating?

Can you try again today, but this time, take a screenshot or copy/paste the exact message?  This will give us a clue why it wasn't working.  



It worked this time. I didn't get the message, so no screenshot. Thanks!
 
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