Hi, I am relatively new here, but I am no stranger to forums. I have been on some very good, and many really bad forums. And after searching for an Apple forum to join as I enter the world of Mac (I'm one of those that does endless research before spending more than $20, and am happy to share my discoveries) I came to the conclusion that this one is undoubtedly one of the best. I have noticed, however, that this forum suffers a bit from spam, usually in spurts, but enough to be annoying. I would like to suggest a modification to the posting permissions that would counter this: I'd like to see that new accounts are limited to posting in existing threads only and prohibited from creating new threads until they have posted a considerable number of times (10-15 times would more than suffice, but 5 would be the minimum). As it would require spammers to expend considerable effort before they could create their spam threads, it would undoubtedly have a considerable positive effect in decreasing spam accounts. Furthermore this would, in my opinion, result in new members becoming more aware of the core forum etiquette of searching for existing threads that may answer or address one's issues, instead of just joining up and creating a new thread in an attempt to be spoon fed information. One of the forums I used to frequent initially did this and it was a nice atmosphere of interested individuals that actively participated and contributed to the forum. When it was abolished, however, several of us veterans left because the forum grew in memberships, but no longer developed or evolved in terms of content quality. What do you guys think?