• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

why can't i use hotmail address in profile

kaiotes

Golden Member
Dec 31, 2000
1,816
0
0
why won't anandtech let me use my hotmail as email addres s in profile.
what the hell are they gonna let me use?
i dun use my school's or work email as I DUN HAVE ONE.
why are they so insecure.
no word of "thE_BAY" TOgether
now restricting emails i can use?
why don't they send a confirmation? why don't trust anyone anymore
for crying out loud
 

LordMaul

Lifer
Nov 16, 2000
15,168
1
0
First,
please
stop
talking
like
this.

Second, they won't let you use your hotmail account because too many assholes sign up with free accounts and spam the bord. Once they ban a free address, the person can make another, and another...register with a payed-for address.

Thebay has the word "ebay" in it, which is banned because too many people were promoting their own auctions.

EDIT: The reason why you see "Ebay" is because I passed the language filter. It is against forum rules, but I am sure the Mods won't mind because I was not ABUSING the word... just helping out. And NO, I won't tell you how to pass the filter.
 

yakko

Lifer
Apr 18, 2000
25,455
2
0
Ebay is banned?

Yes, and many people who've defeated the language filter also are. Get the hint?

AnandTech Moderator
 

kaiotes

Golden Member
Dec 31, 2000
1,816
0
0
i'm trying to type the words
the
bay
how does that =
ebay??
WHAT FREE EMAILS CAN I USE
I'M JUST SICK OF THE RESTRICTIONS JUST CUZ SOME GOOFBALLS
 

LordMaul

Lifer
Nov 16, 2000
15,168
1
0


<< i'm trying to type the words
the
bay
how does that =
ebay??
WHAT FREE EMAILS CAN I USE
I'M JUST SICK OF THE RESTRICTIONS JUST CUZ SOME GOOFBALLS
>>




Thebay = ebay hidden in the word. IE, &quot;Thebay
 

LordMaul

Lifer
Nov 16, 2000
15,168
1
0


<< WHAT FREE EMAILS CAN I USE
I'M JUST SICK OF THE RESTRICTIONS JUST CUZ SOME GOOFBALLS
>>



Do a search for free email. Find one that is NOT common, and use it. But don't abuse it....See, I am a poet and you suck. Err..
 

kaiotes

Golden Member
Dec 31, 2000
1,816
0
0
i'm aware of that
why can't they lift that &quot;the&quot; &quot;bay&quot; filter???
i live in the_bay_area
i'd like to type these words freely w/o having to avoid the filters
 

Rand

Lifer
Oct 11, 1999
11,071
1
81
Test:
Ebay

Hmm, it's easier then I expected to get past the forum filters. Needs to be locked up tighter to prevent people using it.
 

LordMaul

Lifer
Nov 16, 2000
15,168
1
0


<< Test:
Ebay

Hmm, it's easier then I expected to get past the forum filters. Needs to be locked up tighter to prevent people using it.
>>



Hmm...it worked for me even without using the &quot;Pass By&quot; kind of trick...
 

Rand

Lifer
Oct 11, 1999
11,071
1
81
It worked for me the first time, but when i tried to edit it I had to use the trick.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY