Deals/FS/WTB new members should not be able to post new threads

tinfoil3d

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New members should only be able to post in offtopic and ask questions. Many people here have email alerts on those two subforums watching the deals.
I think when i posted my first it went to moderation approval, yet it wasn't even in deals/wtb forums just a question. I may be wrong though idr but many other forums moderate first posts. I disagree with that policy in general but it's absolutely necessary in deals forums.
 
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ari2asem

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i agree with you.

but....what is the definition of new memeber ??

the number of posts ??

how long is the membership ?? with or without posts ??

and what kind of posts ?? crappy and bulls*it posts ?? or any valueable post ??

once again, i agree with you.

but...this is going to be difficult
 

tinfoil3d

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It's simple, registered today, zero messages. First message is a spam. These are just bots that register and post instantly. It's easy to block them.
 
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BlueFox

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Most of the spam I see isn't in the form of new threads but replies to very old ones with certain keywords (say, air conditioning). They put in some generic message relating to the topic, but then edit their post a few days later to add URLs so that it's harder to notice. Have reported more of those than I can count.
 

kapone

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There's a simple answer... There's more to life than STH. :)

Get a hobby (other than STH).