I was wondering the same thing. OK, now I understand.
I noticed this after trying to add to my signature a URL to a (non-profit) computer club I am a member of (actually, the Linux SIG Leader of). I thought I angered some powers-to-be for trying to do that!
If I was to hazard a guess I reckon something is keeping track of your post count via web. Having seen you about I know you prefer nntp.
So nntp -> web postcount
IMO it looks like though your web post count is associated to your nntp posts, your nntp count isn’t being associated with the needed count for the minimum posts needed for links in sigs.
As for the other way does sound strange, does it post links with one of your anonymous accounts with a low/no post count?
Any way when/if solved looks like someone is hacking…
> IMO it looks like though your web post count is associated to your nntp
> posts, your nntp count isn’t being associated with the needed count for
> the minimum posts needed for links in sigs.
oh, hmmmm i wonder what is the minimum post count needed to meet Kim’s
“regular participant” status?
> As for the other way does sound strange, does it post links with one of
> your anonymous accounts with a low/no post count?
i’ve never had an anonymous account…always just this one…
that is, i guess i should say: it is not required to have an account
in order to post via nntp as whoever you wanna call yourself…
> i’ve never had an anonymous account…always just this one…
> that is, i guess i should say: it is not required to have an account
> in order to post via nntp as whoever you wanna call yourself…
>i’d think that anything automatically available via nntp would also be
>so for http
Remember that our primary interface here is HTTP. NNTP is added as a
secondary interface and a convenience for anyone that wants to use it.
We aren’t making any attempt to equalize any of the functionality on
either side other than the posting of messages.
first i was not thinking that nntp had less functionality than the primary interface, instead that the nntp poster has MORE default capability (to either use or SPAM with a URL in sig) than the http side has! but, understand making it ‘equal’ is not a priority…
second, though all the nntp users breathing are welcome to a clickable URL in their sig–i still can’t seem to, if posting via http…
Allow Basic BB Code Yes
Allow Color BB Code Yes
Allow Size BB Code No
Allow Font BB Code Yes
Allow Alignment BB Code Yes
Allow List BB Code No
Allow Link BB Code No
Allow HTML No
Allow Image BB Code No
Allow Code BB Code No
Allow PHP BB Code No
Allow HTML BB Code No
Allow Quote BB Code No
Allow Smilies Yes
Can Upload Images for Signature No
Can Upload Animated GIF for Signature No