3 reply limit is more limiting in trial mode

My users are complaining about this message:

"So, how does one stop being a “new user”? I got:

We’re sorry, but your email message to [“art_of+7c61a449d0763ac4b3f30383e45e51bf@discoursemail.com”] (titled Re: [Xenharmonic Discourse] Testing foreign characters) didn’t work.


We’re sorry, but new users are temporarily limited to 3 replies in the same topic.

If you can correct the problem, please try again."

So how long does it take? We are only trying out the forum software, so there’s only so much they can post?

Search for newuser max replies per topic in /admin/site_settings and change the default value as you wish


One caveat here is that there are two limits:

  • first 24 hours after signup
  • trust level 0

Also worth mentioning, if someone uses mailing list mode exclusively and does not touch the website (except to sign up) they may never achieve TL1.

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I think ya missed the point here, I did too, but it affects existing users for some reason. Not a “new user” beef, but existing users would rightfully be miffed - the feature (maybe there is a bug) stops existing and valuable users posting new content.

Q: Can it be fully turned off or not?

Q: If so, For all users or some users?