Fight forum spam

It’s starting to get quite annoying…

Is it an idea that you add this option to the forum software:

When a new account user places his or her first post (so not upon typing, but after “submit”:

  • the post (or new topic) remains HIDDEN so that a moderater can review it.
  • the forum thanks the user for actively participating to Mapillary (with extra info)
  • the user can NOT do more posts until he/she has been validated

Good post: validate user and activate post
Spam post: remove user and delete post

This might discourage abusers…

i think the spam patterns has been to post a generic reply to a topic, and only afterwards edit it by inserting a spam link