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Spammers Answered

Some higher members here might have noticed that I flag quite a bit of spam on a daily base.
By doing so I noticed that almost all of them register and start spamming.
Isn't it possible to block the first posting of a new user until someone actually checked it?
In other forums this is standard procedure and ensures that basically everything the filters miss won't clutter the forum.
It might be a slight delay for those genuine new users seeking help but IMHO it is well worth it....



The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.

5 years ago

This has been mooted several times over the years.

My personal preference is that new members may comment as soon as they are signed up, but may not post forum topics or instructables until 24 hours later.