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comment by wasoxygen
wasoxygen  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You must be logged in to view this post.

What is the problem you are trying to solve?

If it is only spamming, how about a probation period before new accounts can post? No further hurdles than that. The most recent post is from 40 minutes ago, posted by a 42-minute-old account.

For a spammer, having to create an account with a password and store those credentials and come back a week later to post is far more troublesome than the current instant gratification.




keifermiller  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Some of the spammers do just that, though, to get around the "filter users less than 2 days old" setting. I've got that checked and I still filter a ton of accounts every week.

user-inactivated  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Surprising we don't have that yet.

If we add this - which sounds like a great idea - there should be a landing page for the newcomers saying something like this:

    Hey, look, nobody likes spammers, so we added a waiting period. You can still browse, just not post or comment for this long. After that, you're welcome to introduce yourself to the hubskifolk! Just use #newtohubski as one of your tags!