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Offline majormark

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Anti spam suggestion - moderate first post
« on: April 10, 2010, 05:17:46 am »

Assuming there aren't like 100 new users registering in every day, you could implement a "first post approval system". Once the first post is approved, the user gets white-listed and can post anywhere he/she wants.

A more refined version would be to limit number of posts in the first x days.

Ex: First day - 2-3 posts max; Second day - 4-5 posts max ; Third day - unlimited;

This could stop users that register quickly and make 20 advertising posts right away.

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Re: Anti spam suggestion - moderate first post
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 05:47:23 am »
sounds good.
Will see if there is a plugin for that.
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Re: Anti spam suggestion - moderate first post
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 06:23:46 pm »
Well, I don't think it's necessary. You see, spammers generally only post at most 3 posts a day, which can easily be removed in the meantime, within 24 hours. Plus, restricting posts in the first few days would inhibit enthusiastic newbies from continuing to become regular members. Plus, we only have a few global mods at the moment, so it might take up to 24 hours for an approval of a first post. Besides, we already get so many posts to vet throughout each day, given the increase in forum-activity etc., that even more work would be a nuisance.

Obviously, if such ever happened in future, we could implement something, but it's just not necessary right now.
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