Could you moderate first posts to stop the flood of spam?
Recently, I haven’t been reading the Q&A on GBA, because it’s always full of spam. Could I suggest that you moderate the first several posts by any non GBA Pro user who hasn’t posted before? The idea being that you either have to pay for a subscription or post three moderated and approved posts before you get unfettered access to the forums.
I’ve seen this system successfully used in several other forums. I understand that the additional work of moderating first posts isn’t necessarily attractive, but the status quo isn’t good. You might even be able to avoid some work by having volunteer GBA community members to serve as moderators for initial posts.
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