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Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

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andys1616
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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by andys1616 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:18 pm

I guess it's the same for the Low Fly photos too...

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by WinchesterMGF » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:07 am

Saves me asking too. Thanks.

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by WinchesterMGF » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:09 am

Just getting my post count up to the magic 5. I'm at Lakenheath and Mildenhall for the next 3 days so would be good to be able to read and hopefully post any info.

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Jon_T » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:23 am

Just joined and catching up on this - 1st post!
For us newbies, can someone identify what other areas are similarly restricted please?

Loving the content, discussions and pics!
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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by EGVP » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:19 pm

Jon_T wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:23 am
For us newbies, can someone identify what other areas are similarly restricted please?
Just heads up and ott from memory!
blackregs wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Well that's one way to encourage those new here to make five fairly pointless posts, rather like this one...
Does stop the gutter press though :thumb:

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by ThunderDart » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:58 pm

Still not done 5 posts ...been a member for years !

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Mike » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:06 pm

ThunderDart wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:58 pm
Still not done 5 posts ...been a member for years !
You have now! :lol:

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Marham Residential » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:04 pm

As a newbie and getting the same message, perhaps a note in the welcome area may be helpful going forward.

Is it there already and I’m blind?

K

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:34 pm

For those who want to read through the reasons, here is a link to the original post when the restriction was put in place:

viewtopic.php?f=131&t=130009

Don't shoot the messenger, I am not a Moderator nor an Admin but just found it to try to help.

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Gary » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:24 pm

It should be just Heads up and Low Fly section, which have the post limit. Can't remember why Low Fly got the limit. Might have been when I set it up I used the Heads up settings.

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm

blackregs wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:08 pm
I can well understand having posting restrictions for new members in some sections but not allowing read only access seems odd and a good way to encourage those new here to make relatively pointless posts to get round the restriction.
blackregs, you've only been a member for 4 days, why not PM one of the Staff team directly to complain how you've been treated?
You will find their details at the bottom of the page.

Before you do that, I can assure you that they had very good reasons to set-up this rule for new members.

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by EGVP » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:53 pm

Post some old photos, or logs, or reminisce about aviation past. That'll get your your 5 posts, and they won't be pointless...

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Gary » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:04 pm

blackregs wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:08 pm
I can well understand having posting restrictions for new members in some sections but not allowing read only access seems odd and a good way to encourage those new here to make relatively pointless posts to get round the restriction.
Not sure why you have such an issue with the 5 posts minimum? The initial discussion the staff had, it might have been a lot higher. If you read the thread Nighthawk posted, the reasons were laid out there

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:07 pm

EGVP wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Post some old photos, or logs, or reminisce about aviation past. That'll get your your 5 posts, and they won't be pointless...
Or copy & paste some stuff about trains from Google onto the forum. :whistle:

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 pm

It is always good to have new members to sahre in this great hobby of ours. However I find it slightly odd when on several occasions, some have jumped in with a somewhat - how can I put it nicely - confrontational rather than accept the terms of the forum and just find their feet. Although it does seem to be a quick way to hitting the 5-post minimum thus opening the doors to full access :)

Anyway regardless of all that, welcome to all newbies and hoping you all find something of use.

Life is too short for arguments!

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by slogen51 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:42 pm

I reckon a new Clause is required : -

Rule 22 : You cannot access Heads up until you have contributed to five threads in the Heads up section.

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by EGVP » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:19 pm

Like it!

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Gulfstream01 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:11 am

That explains it then, thanks for the clarification

Cheers

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by Ljones76 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:40 pm

:thumbs:

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Re: Can't read UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT

Post by GeorgeE » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 am

Yes,

as a newbie myself, thank you for the explanation,

PS "I AM NOT A ROBERT" or is it Robot ??

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