So, being a mod on the dg forums, I get to see the amount of spam that seems to hit the forums via brand new accounts, etc (even after its deleted, etc). Now obviously, if an actual person is doing this, then there's not a heck of a lot that can be done. Is there any concern that this is done via script, though? And if so, can anything be done to make it more difficult to prevent the complete nonsense spam?
I suggest something that would be quite annoying, but could potentially solve quite a bit of the problems. What if there was a timer that did not allow new users to post for 2 days? That would likely defeat any sort of spam script (eg typically all the spam comes from 1 account on 1 day and then is gone). It would also deter a human that was hired to post horse crap. And, as no one else has a solution like this in place, it would not likely be adapted to via script, etc. Anyway, my 2 cents, but it would be good not to see as many silly as spam posts here imo. And I'm sure everyone would agree.
A simple, yet annoying way to implement this would be to queue up any forum confirmation email (if SD uses them - can't remember) for 24 hours. If the emails are sent via timed job, that shouldn't be too difficult (thought I doubt they are).