Cross-post from "Constructive Ideas for Improving the Forum" Should SF implement a waiting period or post threshold for new members to start a thread? After the rapture, the forum seems to be more bogged down with lazy/redundant questions by brand new posters and spammers - so many "recommend first suit, does this look good, was this a good buy, where can i get this, check out this blog, check out my new #menswear brand etc." A thread starting requirement would help cut down on spam and the members who join just to ask a question without referring to the MILLIONS of posts (in MC alone) by knowledgeable members beforehand. I don't know about the logistics, but a message that popped up when new users tried to create a thread might help direct members to the search: "Sorry new members must wait X days to create a new thread. Try to use the "Search Function" to find if the topic has already been addressed or ask a question here: Ask a Question get a an Answer." New members could still post and contribute - just not start a thread. Quality of content would be improve. New members would be directed by force to appropriate threads and quality poasts of yesteryear.