Why am I being warned that I'm "a brand new user"? I've been here for years!

You're running into the subreddit specific spam timer. It's there to prevent floods of spam from happening, but occasionally it will target normal users as well. Try commenting on other people's posts or comments, or verifying your email and the timer should eventually go away or at least be significantly shortened.


Keep in mind that the timer is subreddit specific, so if it's a subreddit you're trying to post in that you have low karma in, it will be extra sensitive to that.

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