I love those nonsense posts.
Just people posting stuff like "great article" "nice information" and so forth.
To pad up their post count.
Well worth deleting.
50? Man, you are rough!
50!!! I went to buy something at a forum once. I joined just to find it takes 50 post just to send a PM. Guess what? I left buyer lost a sale forum lost a member. I will not go back.
Has a minimum content length per initial posts filter been tried? So if the content length is short, then it could go into a moderation queue.
But if this constraint is made public, then the spammers would easily get around it of course.
Actually you can easily identify spammers and real service providers quickly by their posts itself.Just come for signature links then they dont came back again.Three posts and go away.
For ex see this post Application Development
One post gone.
I think it should be a combination of a certain number of posts along with a certain number of "thanks" given. You have to contribute something that other members feel is helpful.