This is great! Hopefully no more SPAM!
What about the people that are looking for questions to be answered before prior to purchase? They should make the forum more user friendly if they want to limit the posts to owners.
I cant even post... I've had my car since August.
@jamespompi - even though you are an owner, you still have to contact tesla at the email at the top of this page. They don’t automatically grant you to the forum. (They should....but they don’t.)
I guess I can reply as a non owner though.
I'm not an owner, but came here to ask a few questions and get an idea of what to expect, I guess some are grandfathered in?
It also slows down the Astroturfing from trolls.
If non owners want information, a simple google search is all that is needed.
I won't miss mos and the climate trolls
@lilbean A lot of people don't know how to ask the right questions to get the desired answers using google, I know its counter intuitive, but I have observed this at work often, even with younger generations.
I guess having an order in for a MY makes me a verified owner? Or can anyone still just reply to existing posts?
You can reply you cannot post new topics, verified owner status is only granted after car purchase.
I have been an owner for a year and cannot get superpowers.
@jimglas you have to unlock it by contacting
have done that several times. I will try again.
So is the only way a non-owner can ask a question here is to hijack an existing thread?
Ha ha ha! The Captcha store front test for that last post showed a picture of the "MOS Burger" restaurant.
@TabascoGuy Seems that way. Think reservation holders should have an option to post new topics/questions.
Looks non-owners still can post but just not to start a thread. I think that is great.
Posting two or more topic about same issue is spam too, isn't it?
It is a welcomed necessity due to the recent uptick in spam and 'trolling' from members of other sites the forum has been experiencing of late.
Hopefully this measure will serve to separate the wheat from the chaff and free us from such annoyances (fingers are crossed).
No mas mos?
Non owners can use the thread with my name on it, created by @djh, thanks.
@T35LAX I was the first to post this.
@reed. Indeed you were. I only realized it later after I started my thread. But I have some responses so I left it up
In all honesty, I can't see any spam activity on the forum.
I still see qutie a bit of posting spam, not thread creation spam. Most is one of three kinds - one has a very vague note like "Nice thread" with a spam link, then there is the non-related spam where it talks about something unrelated to the thread, followed by a spam link. The last is the worst, where it grabs someone else's post and might modify a few words and then posts it with a spam link. The links are always totally unrelated to anything to do with Tesla or owners. All appear to be done by spam bots.
(No link included..) ;)
And I agree with TeslaTap There is a lot of SPAM in posts where people are posting valid text, but links that have nothing to do with the topic at hand.
...And at least the Asian character posts are gone!
@jamespompi Even though posting is limited to verified owners, non-owners can still reply to ask questions.
@jimglas - best laugh of the day (I'm easy to please)!
I am happy to leave out the links