Originally posted by David Tebb
I agree. Non-subscribers are restricted in the number of games they can play, so I don't see why they shouldn't also be restricted in the number of posts they can make. A limit of 10 posts a day seems very sensible.
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Why not restrict subscribers to something like 50 posts per day?
I'd welcome the minimum number of moves before all forums are opened up. Initially, I'd see how it went with newbs just being able to post in Help and Meet Opponents. See how that goes.
The minimum number of moves shouldn't be too high, because the normal newbies shouldn't be affected too much due to a few idiots.
Neither, should it be too low. If it was say 10 moves, then a spammer could start 6 games, and have 10 moves in no time. Then after the spamming, that's 6 games which are going to be abandoned, which can adversely affect the site as well. Also, it seems some malicious people are willing to put some time into their spamming, like that idiot phantom accuser. So the number of moves shouldn't be attainable in 1 day of normal play.
I think a total forum ban on 0 games/0 moves users should be introduced. That shouldn't adversely affect any user who comes to the site with good intentions, and it might deter some of the more mindless spammers, like ICDutch.
[EDIT] I know the existing mod system works well as spam/malicious posts don't stay long, but it depends on users following around the spammer alerting posts. Why should subscribers be inconvenienced before the spammers?