No paste allowed

India
December 25, 2006 5:51pm CST
I used to use cut and paste for the subject and tags in discussions and while uploading pictures.. now it says that pasting isnt allowed to prevent spammers?!?!?! any1 know what spamming is defined as here?
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@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Spamming is repeatedly posting the same message over and over again, as a discussion or as a response. Some people would copy and paste the same response over and over, even if it didn't pretain to the discussion, just to make more money. People will also copy and paste other people's responses. So the copy & paste function has been disabled. I think once you reach a certain number of posts, you're allowed to use it.
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• India
25 Dec 06
thanks for the response.. well these people should simply be banned and i always flag their messages.. cut and paste is a very useful feature even for legit purposes.. so a bit harsh in my opinion..
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@prokrypt (67)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Oh that's weird. I just tried pasting and it worked (first time I've tried). Anyways, I don't need to copy/paste stuff in discussion boards much, so I'd assume that other people shouldn't need it that much either. If they wanted to quote something, they could just link to the article/text.