Topic: Cannot Post Comments until an experienced user

Just registered as I wanted to post a comment on a song. Now when I try it says only experienced users can post comments, see the forum for details. However the search function does bring up anything about experienced users. Would appreciate some advice on what the criteria is for an experienced user, as seems a bit Catch 22 at the moment! 

Re: Cannot Post Comments until an experienced user

hello Pete. as Chordie suffers a lot with unwanted or nuisance spam, certain hurdles have been put in place to avoid Chordie being overrun by this rubbish. i'm sure you'll understand that? i cant think of any reason why, after signing up as a member you'd be stopped from commenting on a post. was it in the forums, i can see that you've made a post here? or maybe that was a tester?
whatever, welcome to Chordie, and i hope you'll join in and not be put off by you're sticky start.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Cannot Post Comments until an experienced user

I am guessing you tried to post a link as only experienced users can do that. Spammers always try to post links to garbage, so all new users are prevented from doing so in an effort to keep the amount of nonsense down. Join in with comments and observations by all means but no links please, until have have a few posts under your belt.

Roger     

Re: Cannot Post Comments until an experienced user

Thanks for coming back. In answer to your points, no I wasn't trying to post a link. All I was trying to do was add a comment to a song pointing out an error in the chord progression. I was originally trying to use my usual Opera browser but found that the site isn't that compatible as songbook didn't work, comments didn't work etc. Swapped over to Edge and finally was able to do most things including add a comment, but when I tried to submit got the message about experienced users and check the forum.     

Re: Cannot Post Comments until an experienced user

I will have to check with the site master but, as the songs are not hosted on Chordie, it may be that comments cannot be made there by new Members also. Please try again after you have made a few more normal forum posts and report back with your results.

Roger