I see this, but don't understand and is a bit old Can't post on bitcointalk.org.

What are bitcointalk.org current probation rules/period?

Is it true that you have to pay to participate on that forum?

Don't see any restrictions here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1689727.0 but maybe I didn't notice.

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What are bitcointalk.org current probation rules/period?

Each rank has certain restrictions that are removed as your rank increases. Newbies have the most restrictions. They can only post once every 360 seconds (6 minutes), can only have plain text in their signatures, PMs will have a warning saying that the person is a newbie and potentially a scammer, and a few other things. The restrictions for each rank are listed here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178608.0

Newbies can post in any part of the forum though. The newbie jail has been removed.

Is it true that you have to pay to participate on that forum?

For the majority of users, no, you do not have to pay to participate on Bitcointalk. The only people who have to pay are those who are registering from "evil" IP addresses. "Evil" IP addresses are IP addresses which many "evil" things have been done from. "Evil" things means that multiple accounts were registered from an IP address and were later banned from the forum. Accounts can be banned for many reasons, usually spamming. In order to register a new account from an IP address with evil points, you will need to pay a small fee. This is an anti-spam and anti-DoS mechanism.

Most evil points end up being assigned to proxies, VPNs, and TOR exit nodes as those are what spammers use to register their accounts to hide their identities. If you are not registering using one of those things, then you likely will not need to pay any fee to register.

  • So why cannot I post my first question in development and technical forum there? It says I already posted but cannot see the question in the forum.
    – croraf
    Oct 29, 2017 at 16:52
  • Look at your profile and see where your post is. It is possible that the post was deleted by a moderator or moved to another board. If the post was deleted, you should have received a PM that it was deleted. If it was moved, you will not receive a notification but you will see it in your recent posts.
    – Ava Chow
    Oct 29, 2017 at 17:07
  • "Show posts" shows no post.
    – croraf
    Oct 29, 2017 at 17:09
  • Do I have to verify my account somehow via e-main cause I didn't receive any verification mail.
    – croraf
    Oct 29, 2017 at 17:14
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    You do not need to verify your account. Refresh the new topic page where you make your post or go back to the main board and click new topic again and remake your post. Sometimes the forum has technical issues.
    – Ava Chow
    Oct 29, 2017 at 17:25

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