There's a limitation before a new member can start conversations here in BHW - 15 Posts. As per @Apricot 's thread a member is promoted to Newbie+ after these 15 posts. Then he/she can start conversations. Now my question is. if the same rule applies for accounts like these: https://www.blackhatworld.com/members/gloria-parker.1031715/ Took about 22 minutes for 15 posts, right after joining. (I have no doubt that everyone would understand the point behind these posts once you look through them.) Is it successful spam prevention? (Sorry if I'm missing something here) I am a part of another forum which has a 10 post rule bundled up with 72 hours of membership before the probation period is gone. Can we have something like that? Cheers and Happy New year to all.