Newbie Policies September 4, 2002 11:37 AM   Subscribe

Where are the policies? Specifically, I know that I can't post front-page stories because I either haven't been a member long enough or haven't posted enough comments, but how long and how many is it?

I can't find the details of this policy anywhere on MetaFilter or MetaTalk.
posted by mrmcsurly to Etiquette/Policy at 11:37 AM (3 comments total)

4th paragraph:
The privilege of posting links to main page comes after posting a few comments and being a member for at least a week. This lag is built in to allow new members to get used to the place and to understand what other members consider good links. With the current number of members, even if fewer than 1% of the total membership post a link each day, it's far too many links to take in. Please take extra special care when selecting a link for the front page. To get an idea of what constitutes a good link, take a look at the link guidelines, to hear some philosophies guiding the site and community, check out the new user message.

posted by macadamiaranch at 11:51 AM on September 4, 2002

I think this is a good example as to why the privilege to post is delayed. It gives you a chance to look around and understand the flow. The resources are in place, you just have to find them.
posted by mkelley at 12:34 PM on September 4, 2002

I'd guess it's now closer to 0.1% of the total membership who post a link each day, incidentally
posted by Songdog at 1:08 PM on September 4, 2002

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