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Topic # 111330 30-Oct-2012 16:51 Send private message

It seems that I cannot post replies or send messages from outside New Zealand.

I tried to find this restriction from the Forum Usage Guidelines but I don't see it.

May anyone clarify?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 709285 30-Oct-2012 16:58 Send private message

There are a handful of countries where posting isn't permitted from because of prolific spammers.


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  Reply # 709287 30-Oct-2012 17:04 Send private message

If you are overseas for a specific reason let me know. We have a list of countries which we allow read only due to large number of spam attempts.




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  Reply # 709290 30-Oct-2012 17:10 Send private message

Hi, can we have a list, just so we can help narrow our holiday options in future.

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  Reply # 709306 30-Oct-2012 17:38 Send private message

I know you can't from China. Become trusted and it works!





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  Reply # 709319 30-Oct-2012 17:57 Send private message

This begs the question, how does someone become 'trusted'?

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  Reply # 709323 30-Oct-2012 18:11 Send private message

I won't post the list of blocked countries, sorry - really a case of "security by obscurity". While we use more than one method to identify spammers (Cloudflare, Project Honeypot, StopForumSpam, country blocking) we don't want to give the list so people get ideas...

One become trusted basically by meeting with one of the mods - be it in business, or in a Geekzone Pizza, etc... We also give Trusted status to those that represent their companies in our forums (obviously not the spammers).





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  Reply # 709398 30-Oct-2012 19:47 Send private message



One become trusted basically by meeting with one of the mods - be it in business, or in a Geekzone Pizza, etc... We also give Trusted status to those that represent their companies in our forums (obviously not the spammers).




So any Moderators going to be in the North Waikato any time soon, Want to stop by for a coffee?

Stu

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  Reply # 709443 30-Oct-2012 20:35 Send private message

North Waikato? Isn't that somewhere like Tuakau? ;-)




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  Reply # 709446 30-Oct-2012 20:36 Send private message

cyril7: Hi, can we have a list, just so we can help narrow our holiday options in future.

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Cyril
lol

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  Reply # 709465 30-Oct-2012 20:55 Send private message

BigHammer: North Waikato? Isn't that somewhere like Tuakau? ;-)


sure is, for those Aucklanders, that's south of the Bomby Hills

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