To help cut down on spam
I have noticed at a couple other forums I have joined recently that they have a rule that does not allow you to post a link until you have a certain number of posts. Now, most spammers that come on these forums come to post a couple links and don't care if they are banned. Why not prevent that all together by requiring maybe 5 posts before allowing a new user to post a link?
The thing I would want to make sure of is that if a legitimate user attempts to post a legitimate link that goes with their question that they not lose everything they wrote. It happened to me. I wrote a lenghty three paragraph post when I joined the AVS forums. I included a couple links to things I was asking about. When I hit submit it told me I couldn't post links yet and to click back to remove the links. I did so and everything I wrote was gone. :made: If this anti-spam tactic could be implemented here without that glitch I think it would cut down on those one time trolls that come here to advertise their junk.
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