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Old 11-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default 'probation' on registering?

i just had an idea to do with the spam that seems to pop up alot, the accounts are created same-day probably using some automated technology or another.

perhaps if a 24-hour 'probation' period were introduced between registering and being able to make forum posts would help?
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: 'probation' on registering?

The only problem with that is when you get impatient people like me who want help now, they'll get fed up with waiting and try a different forum.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #3
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The only problem with that is when you get impatient people like me who want help now, they'll get fed up with waiting and try a different forum.
This. When people register they generally don't want to wait a day before they post. If they have to then in all likelihood they'll end up going elsewhere.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:24 PM   #4
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I think the spambot would be okay with waiting 24 hours tbh. A lot of spam accounts are actually created months in advance.
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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just make people do a captcha thing the first couple of posts they make. And maybe make people with negative rep do this as well
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