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can't post anything. paid my tab, but..............
posted by md30ford to MetaFilter-Related at 9:07 PM (17 comments total)

You need to comment 3 times first before you can post. To get the feel of the place and all.
posted by rube goldberg at 9:09 PM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]

posted by sourwookie at 9:09 PM on March 8, 2011

please hope me
posted by Falconetti at 9:10 PM on March 8, 2011

Despite the number "38" in this link to the FAQ, it's actually just the fourth question in the list.
posted by chndrcks at 9:11 PM on March 8, 2011

There's a link to the FAQ right under the comma in the date at the top left of your screen. You might want to read through that before using the site much further.
posted by LionIndex at 9:11 PM on March 8, 2011

I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?
posted by nasreddin at 9:11 PM on March 8, 2011 [14 favorites]

LionIndex, respectfully, what? I can get around the site fairly well, and I have no idea what you're seeing.
posted by Night_owl at 9:18 PM on March 8, 2011

Anonymous has declared war on you.
posted by Babblesort at 9:21 PM on March 8, 2011 [9 favorites]

My upper left looks like this:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:21 PM

Home FAQ Archives MeFi Wiki Tags Search Random
New Post My Profile Preferences Recent Activity Favorites

Might be browser/preference driven though.
posted by LionIndex at 9:22 PM on March 8, 2011

Yeah, it's preference driven. Whoops. FAQ link's still on the upper left of the screen, though.
posted by LionIndex at 9:24 PM on March 8, 2011

Yeah, the date is right-aligned in my browser. Also, I usually forget that it's there. Confuse. Thanks!
posted by Night_owl at 9:24 PM on March 8, 2011

Is that really a good faith use of the site? Bleh.

I may need to take a self-imposed time-out sooner than I expected.
posted by Night_owl at 9:56 PM on March 8, 2011

It is kind of interesting that you can post to MetaTalk immediately.

posted by George_Spiggott at 9:57 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

posted by nasreddin at 10:11 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

paid my tab, but..............didn't bother to figure out what the hell I was paying for.

i don't know - seems to me he's getting plenty of hell for his money
posted by pyramid termite at 10:14 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

You know, that's the only tab you'll ever have to pay here just as long as you don't fuck up.
posted by carsonb at 10:16 PM on March 8, 2011

Heya, md30ford, I'm one of the folks that works here. As a couple people have pointed out, how posting requirement worked is addressed in the FAQ; the short of it is that we expect people to hang around for a little while and to make a few comments before they can make a post on to the front page of Metafilter, and to at least hang around a bit before they can first ask a question on Ask Metafilter.

The rationale is that we want new users to have at least a little bit of a sense of the site culture before they jump into the deep end; the time- and comment-based limits provide a gentle check along those lines.

Without knowing more about what exactly you were expecting to do, I can't really give you useful details.

It's basically okay for you to post this question here to Metatalk—it's the part of the site to take questions about the site, definitely—but posting really wasn't necessary since there's no public discussion to really be had. In the future if you've got a question about how the site works, the best thing to do is to write a note to me and the other mods (mathowie and jessamyn) via the contact form, which you can find a link to in the bottom right of every page.

I'm not sure there's anything else to do here, really, so I'm going to go ahead and close this thread. Feel free to write us at the contact form if you've got further questions about any of this.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:18 PM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]

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