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Restricting the ability to start new threads for new posters

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#1 platypus

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:53 AM


I see spammers quite frequently start new topics with their 1st post on the forum. Would it be possible to not allow new posters to start threads before they have made, say, 10 posts?



#2 platypus

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 10:05 AM

Case in point, 1st post is spam:

 

http://www.longecity...ps/#entry747268

 

...how about my proposal above?


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#3 Mind

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 11:16 AM

I think spammers might then use their 1st 10 posts to spam.

 

One advantage to having them post an introduction is that they are all funneled to one spot, they only make one post, and then they are banned. They don't ruin anyone else's discussions that way.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:13 AM

Is it possible to restrict new members posting links? It's quite difficult to spam without hyperlinks..


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#5 platypus

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:50 PM

Again today someone started spamming in their 1st post. If a new user had to make 10 comments in other threads, over the course of days, without the permissions to start a new thread, the spammers would need to invest much more of their time to get their one spam-message through. Difficult to say how well that would work out before trying it..







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