Funny, a spambot answerd few minutes ago even on this post!
gerundt wrote:Now the first 10 post must moderated.
That might be a bit much, as by quick scan of the members list there seems to be less than 10 users with more than 10 messages.. I guess most people are sending just 1-3 messages asking help to their problems. Then the rare few really discuss about development etc. So over 600 of our 640 registered users would be in the new users list with moderation. But the one spammer I banned sent 8 messages in a short time, so... If they start sending twenty or more then the block doesn't work unless we are fast enough to ban them? Ah but there is the flood interval (how many seconds between messages) setting. Maybe we can bump that a bit, say few minutes between posts?
I don't like that moderation step much, but if it is the effective way to prevent spam I guess we have to live with it. And of course maintainers can move users by hand from the new users list to the non-moderated list even with less messages.