It seems that in addition to the blatant spammers posting multiple messages with pure spam, there seems to be a number of clowns joining simply to post a message with a signature link to some junk or pharmaceuticals for sale. These messages are nothing more than veils for posting those links. Typically, they say something like "I really like Fluteland" or "I read this forum everyday" but there is nothing of substance either in asking a flute-related question or helpful tips. Can we impose a restriction on new members to disallow signatures until they have proven that they have a real interest in flutes?
Here's a link that explains how to do it with phpbb which powers our forum. This would require them to have made a certain number of posts before they are allowed to use a signature.
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2129969
Also, there are other options for restrictions to newbies that might help get rid of junk and spam postings. Can we ask the administrator to add some more restrictions?
How about it folks? What do you think?