I'm not sure limitations would be helpful on newcomers. For example, if someone has a mechanical issue and needs help and find this forum, they could find themselves locked out of posting to try and resolve an issue.
I believe (right or wrong), that the issue is the ability to join the forum without as many checks and balances as there should be.
An IP check of India, China, or Russia with some bizarre name should stop them from having their membership approved before they even get to 1 post. Stopping them after they post 2 spam posts serves little purpose in solving the problem, other than making the spam posts take up less space. The issue needs to be resolved before they are even allowed to post.
On most forums, you have to have admin approval before you can post 1 post. The people applying for the right to post here are sent into a queue and can't post anything until their account is activated by the admin. That's where they are caught and weeded out.
Just my experience with them. Never let them in. If you do let them in, you'll have 100's of new users who posted 2,3,5 posts, and then it locks them out. That would serve no purpose in my opinion.
Last edited by Laser Dude; 06-06-2016 at 11:10 AM.
Reason: fixed spelling error