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: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Chris Tresson 19 December, 2013, 09:56:23 AM
Hi guys, just wondering why I can't reply to some of the threads on the board? Is it because I'm a newbie and have to wait to given full membership to the board? If so, how long does it usually take to become a fully fledged member.

I just wanted to post and say how much I enjoyed Prog 2014!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: TordelBack 19 December, 2013, 11:21:46 AM
It's because you're clearly underage.

Nah, it's just an anti-spambot-slash-repeat-offender precaution. Kindly mod Richmond Clements will no-doubt notice your plight and elevate you to the Shining City soon.  Drop him a PM to get his attention, or just make a sexist remark.  Err, maybe just the former.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Chris Tresson 19 December, 2013, 11:40:02 AM
or just make a sexist remark.

That's how I've ended up here, saw the sexism being talked about on FB.  I figured I needed a piece of that action...  :lol: (not really. Don't boot me!)

Cheers for the heads up anyway, I reckon Richmond will see me sooner or later, so I'll just politely wait here. It'll give me more time to decide which page 3 girl I want as an avatar...

Tresson.

: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 19 December, 2013, 12:48:18 PM
Try it now.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Chris Tresson 19 December, 2013, 01:04:47 PM
Awwww yeah! Cheers, Richmond!  :thumbsup:
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Mabs 21 December, 2013, 01:24:34 PM
I think that's a really good pre-cautionary measure by the 2000ad board. You should see the amount of spam on other forums *cough* Empire Online *cough*!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: I, Cosh 21 December, 2013, 03:34:36 PM
Nah, it's just an anti-spambot-slash-repeat-offender precaution. Kindly mod Richmond Clements will no-doubt notice your plight and elevate you to the Shining City soon.
I'm always disappointed that he doesn't try to weed out the spambots by asking them a series of questions designed to provoke an emotional response.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Frank 21 December, 2013, 03:59:32 PM
Nah, it's just an anti-spambot-slash-repeat-offender precaution. Kindly mod Richmond Clements will no-doubt notice your plight and elevate you to the Shining City soon.

I'm always disappointed that he doesn't try to weed out the spambots by asking them a series of questions designed to provoke an emotional response.

Tell me only the good things that come into your mind about Mark Millar.

: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Jim_Campbell 21 December, 2013, 04:22:47 PM
Mark Millar? Let me tell you about Mark Millar…

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: The Enigmatic Dr X 21 December, 2013, 04:39:34 PM
"You see Mark Millar on his back in a desert and you don't turn him over. Why?"
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Chris Tresson 21 December, 2013, 04:44:24 PM
"You see Mark Millar on his back in a desert and you don't turn him over. Why?"

Go on...
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Mabs 21 December, 2013, 05:03:27 PM
"Mark Millar? What's that?"

"You know what an arse is?"

"Of course"

"Same thing"
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: TordelBack 21 December, 2013, 05:14:29 PM
Next thing you know Commander Adama will be leaving little tinfoil knobs all over the place.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Chris Tresson 21 December, 2013, 05:47:32 PM
I'm a big fan of Grant Morrison, but Mark Millar is most definitely his worst creation.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: The Cheat 04 January, 2014, 11:17:08 AM
Looks like I can't reply to prog threads either. Does everyone have to be individually vetted by admin?
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Jim_Campbell 04 January, 2014, 12:06:58 PM
Looks like I can't reply to prog threads either. Does everyone have to be individually vetted by admin?

No… I think as your post count goes up, you get access to more areas of the forum. I presume it's easier to manage spambots if their access is limited to a small number of sub-forums. If you have a moan about it, a mod will usually come along and upgrade you to full user status.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: The Cheat 04 January, 2014, 01:14:56 PM
No… I think as your post count goes up, you get access to more areas of the forum.

So to prove I'm not a spambot, I have to... spam? How ironic.

Cheers Jim.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 05 January, 2014, 11:35:56 AM
No… I think as your post count goes up, you get access to more areas of the forum.

So to prove I'm not a spambot, I have to... spam? How ironic.

Cheers Jim.

Go on then...you're in!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: The Cheat 05 January, 2014, 09:38:31 PM
Go on then...you're in!

Great, cheers  :)

Forgotten what I was going to say now  :-[
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: russledust 29 January, 2014, 05:54:57 PM
please upgrade me to prog posting status, i wish to discuss the latest prog  :D
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: ZenArcade 29 January, 2014, 07:12:50 PM
I can't get access as well (ok I've only been a user since the 20th Jan but screw it, I'm with the Cheat....I'm gonna spam as well....er how do you spam? Z
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 29 January, 2014, 07:35:41 PM
Done!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: ZenArcade 29 January, 2014, 07:44:54 PM
Many thanks Richmond. I was rummaging around a kitchen cupboard there and found a couple of tins of Spam, you were lucky as I couldn't find the tin opener.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Fragminion 30 January, 2014, 06:45:36 PM
So you have to ask to be given Non SpamBot status or say something about how Mr.Clement's toes really get you sweaty?
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: morpheas 04 February, 2014, 02:13:08 PM
So you have to ask to be given Non SpamBot status or say something about how Mr.Clement's toes really get you sweaty?

Did it worked? Maybe calling out his name three times to summon him like Beetlejuice is better...
...I would like to add a profile pic, please...  :angel:
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: mimikeke 10 February, 2014, 08:00:51 PM
Me toooooo! <3 <3 spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: morpheas 11 February, 2014, 02:26:59 PM
Me toooooo! <3 <3 spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam

Richmond, could you please upgrade us too? Well, mimikeke really earned her badge after that Karl Urban action :thumbsup:
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Frank 11 February, 2014, 05:00:22 PM
Me toooooo! <3 <3 spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam

Richmond, could you please upgrade us too? Well, mimikeke really earned her badge after that Karl Urban action :thumbsup:

I agree wholeheartedly about the estimable mimi, but you'll both have to wait until Uncle Richmond's good and drunk to be upgraded. Friday night, booze and Richmond enjoy the same relationship as Hallowe'en, naked teenagers, and Michael Myers.

: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: 8-Ball 11 February, 2014, 10:27:48 PM
Richard, I'm not a nasty spambot either. I forgot my password ages ago and since I didn't have anything interesting to say I didn't get around to getting a new one.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: James Stacey 11 February, 2014, 11:26:53 PM
Richard, I'm not a nasty spambot either. I forgot my password ages ago and since I didn't have anything interesting to say I didn't get around to getting a new one.
Clue #1. Don't call him Richard ;)
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 11 February, 2014, 11:32:59 PM
you'll both have to wait until Uncle Richmond's good and drunk to be upgraded. Friday night, booze and Richmond enjoy the same relationship as Hallowe'en, naked teenagers, and Michael Myers.

This is true.

Clue #1. Don't call him Richard ;)

This is also true.

But you're all in anyway!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Bat King 11 February, 2014, 11:46:13 PM
What if Spam Bots are good at spotting 'I'm not a Spam Bot' thread these days...

CHAOS!!!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: 8-Ball 12 February, 2014, 09:38:38 AM
You know what, in all my days of lurking I have never read it as Richmond always Richard... right up to the point after I had hit the post button. If I could put in one of those Captain Picard face-palm gifs, I would. Many apologies and thanks.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Will Cooling 25 March, 2014, 01:19:49 PM
Yeah could i be given access please
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 25 March, 2014, 04:55:28 PM
Yeah could i be given access please

Go ahead then...
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Will Cooling 25 March, 2014, 05:00:05 PM
Thank you :)
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 26 March, 2014, 04:34:13 PM
Dear Richmond,

I am foaming at the mouth with enthusiasm for the new prog. Would it be possible to be upgraded status wise so that I can access a wider range of threads?

Thanks Richmond.

Prodigal.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 27 March, 2014, 10:10:42 AM
Hi Richmond,

I'm the Prodigal. You may remember me from threads where i told you that you had great dress sense and other comments that praised you to the rafters.

Shirley I should get bonus points for being a right toad?
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 28 March, 2014, 10:22:12 AM
I am waving my arms like crazy here. Is there something I should know? Have I failed to walk the line?

Please feel free to insult me. Just talk to me.

: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: judda fett 28 March, 2014, 10:44:25 AM
I am waving my arms like crazy here. Is there something I should know? Have I failed to walk the line?

Please feel free to insult me. Just talk to me.

The sense of entitlement these new boarders have these days is frankly shocking. In my day you had to post literally hundreds of thousands of posts before anyone would so much as look at you and then more likely than not it were to spit at you and report you to the mods for being a bastard. Tsk.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 28 March, 2014, 10:56:44 AM
I am waving my arms like crazy here. Is there something I should know? Have I failed to walk the line?

Please feel free to insult me. Just talk to me.

The sense of entitlement these new boarders have these days is frankly shocking. In my day you had to post literally hundreds of thousands of posts before anyone would so much as look at you and then more likely than not it were to spit at you and report you to the mods for being a bastard. Tsk.
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You're old school judda fett and I respect that. However I am delicate, sensitive and needy.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: judda fett 28 March, 2014, 11:06:31 AM
I don't know who the hell you are Prodigal2 but you've reached out and touched my heart with your courage and tenacity. I pray St Richmond speed you on your path to glory.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 28 March, 2014, 11:12:22 AM
I don't know who the hell you are Prodigal2 but you've reached out and touched my heart with your courage and tenacity. I pray St Richmond speed you on your path to glory.

Thank you judda fett. I salute you for the forum giant that you unquestionably are.

Richmond's a gorgeous man and I know he won't let me down.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 28 March, 2014, 12:50:28 PM
Your god has heard your prayers, and reached down his kindly hand, elevating you to the lofty rank of 'member'.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 28 March, 2014, 02:10:37 PM
Your god has heard your prayers, and reached down his kindly hand, elevating you to the lofty rank of 'member'.

Thanks Richmond!! Much appreciated.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Bolt-01 28 March, 2014, 04:05:22 PM
[Snigger] RAC just made Prodigal into a member [/snigger]
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Rick_1138 08 May, 2014, 11:51:41 AM
I am new to the forum, and was looking to ask about Megazine and the dreddlines, mianly as it seems to  have vanished for a couple of issues and I just wondered why.

But found I couldn't pot.

I promise I'm not a spam bot, read droid life and everything :)

However if I have to wait till ihave like 10 or more posts I can wait, plenty places to spam...I err.. mean..chat in the forum ;)

Rick
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Frank 08 May, 2014, 05:42:37 PM
I promise I'm not a spam bot, read droid life and everything. However if I have to wait till ihave like 10 or more posts I can wait, plenty places to spam...I err.. mean..chat in the forum

You've correctly discerned the reason and the solution, but the truth is even more horrible than you can imagine. You can make as many posts and wait as long as you like, but you won't be initiated into the secrets of the third order of 2000ad Masonry until Richmond the moderator mixes up some purple drank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank), gets naked, and invites you along to his dressing room like some kind of monstrous, first series of Tyranny Rex hybrid entity composed of disgraced 1970s public figures like Stuart Hall, Max Clifford and all the ones who are still to be tried or have already turned out to have been completely innocent.

Friday nights are usually good, try posting a reminder on your Welcome To The Board thread then.

: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Rick_1138 08 May, 2014, 10:09:09 PM
I promise I'm not a spam bot, read droid life and everything. However if I have to wait till ihave like 10 or more posts I can wait, plenty places to spam...I err.. mean..chat in the forum

You've correctly discerned the reason and the solution, but the truth is even more horrible than you can imagine. You can make as many posts and wait as long as you like, but you won't be initiated into the secrets of the third order of 2000ad Masonry until Richmond the moderator mixes up some purple drank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank), gets naked, and invites you along to his dressing room like some kind of monstrous, first series of Tyranny Rex hybrid entity composed of disgraced 1970s public figures like Stuart Hall, Max Clifford and all the ones who are still to be tried or have already turned out to have been completely innocent.

Friday nights are usually good, try posting a reminder on your Welcome To The Board thread then.

Good advice, will do......the dressing room thing I mean.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 09 May, 2014, 11:19:10 AM
He asked me to sacrifice my wife and I didn't hesitate for a second.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Rick_1138 14 May, 2014, 08:42:24 AM
Still not able to post in those sections, its not the end of the world but I see a few topics I wanted to reply to as I  received my first subscriber edition 'Prog 1881' and wanted to add my thoughts :)

No dramas though :)
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 14 May, 2014, 11:27:35 AM
Rick the mighty Richmond is a good man but patience is a virtue that he regards highly.

Hang in there.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Prodigal2 14 May, 2014, 11:56:59 AM
Btw-at what point can you start threads?
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: NapalmKev 14 May, 2014, 02:09:43 PM
Btw-at what point can you start threads?

You can start a thread now. But you'll still only be able to do it on sections you're currently allowed to post in.

Cheers
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Rick_1138 16 May, 2014, 02:04:50 PM
Rick the mighty Richmond is a good man but patience is a virtue that he regards highly.

Hang in there.

But...But..Sauchie told me to do it....

I realise the mods were busy, I just meant that Sauchie said it had been done, but then we found it hadn't, so suggested I ask again. :)

I meant no moaning :)
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: 8-Ball 16 May, 2014, 06:27:53 PM
Rick the mighty Richmond is a good man but patience is a virtue that he regards highly.

Hang in there.

But...But..Sauchie told me to do it....

I realise the mods were busy, I just meant that Sauchie said it had been done, but then we found it hadn't, so suggested I ask again. :)

I meant no moaning :)

Could be worse. You could have called him Richard instead of Richmond.  :-[
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: capatom 30 April, 2015, 02:54:46 PM
Hi

Have lurked for long enough.

I would like to add some comments into the Dan Dare Vol 1 thread in the News section but can't seem to.   :(

Could someone please enable this?

Many thanks,

CapAtom
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: The Enigmatic Dr X 30 April, 2015, 07:47:00 PM
I remember when there were no mods and it was all fields around here.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Proudhuff 24 August, 2015, 02:32:02 PM

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/18/article-0-0000701B00000C1D-853_634x429.jpg)

We know who we are....
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: ZenArcade 24 August, 2015, 02:34:03 PM
Great photo.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Richmond Clements 24 August, 2015, 03:26:28 PM
Ohh! Missed a few here! If you're still waiting, let me know!
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: CalHab 12 February, 2016, 02:59:08 PM
This seems to be a problem for me as well. Very odd, can't say I've come across this in other forums.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: IndigoPrime 12 February, 2016, 03:46:53 PM
@CalHab: fixed for you. And, yeah, it's uncommon on forums, but we've had major problems here with trolls, and so newcomers unfortunately have to lurk for a bit and be non-trolly.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Citi-Def_Joe 29 February, 2016, 09:23:13 AM
I am also still restricted, I have mentioned in another thread but saw this and wanted to jump in here too as I am dizzy from the joys of the weekends sale purchases and prog  and want to be involved in the various discussions  :)
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: IndigoPrime 29 February, 2016, 10:59:41 AM
Your account has now been upgraded.
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Citi-Def_Joe 29 February, 2016, 05:00:26 PM
Brilliant thank you very much
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: Andy Lambert 29 March, 2016, 04:44:57 PM
I'm having the same problem myself actually, I haven't been able to comment on the Prog threads, not can I access anyone's profile or contact them directly. Grud, I'm not even allowed to access my own profile..! :/
: Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
: abelardsnazz 23 April, 2016, 10:57:25 AM
Hello, I can't post on the prog thread, can anyone help? Thanks muchly.