The forum should have a 5 post limit before being allowed to make threads.

Discussion in 'Forum Help' started by RTC, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    I'm hesitant to post numbers, tbh, firstly because it gives instructions to spammers in general, and secondly because new starters will be tempted to make posts with no substance at all just to get their count up so they can start a thread.
     
  2. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Will they?
     
  3. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Yes, I've seen a couple of new starters posting token comments which don't say much at all across quite a number of threads in very quick succession, too quick to have read and genuinely participated in the discussion. As far as I know there's a time restriction on the ability to start new threads too. It's almost completely wiped out the problem we had with bots posting dozens if not hundreds of spam threads. It also makes it more difficult for a new starter to join and start threads at once without being away of any of the rules.
     

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