Agreed. I don't think that is a good way of doing it at all. Far better to disable links in the first 10 posts of new members. I'd imagine if a spammer can't have a link in his posts, he'd probably think twice before he would continue with his spam posts.PeaceSigns said:There are plugins to have captcha show if you have less than a certain number of posts. I've seen some forums with pre-approval required on all posts if your under a certain post count - which is really terrible, because it's quite annoying that your post may never get posted if the moderators are overwhelmed.