[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2261: Limit topic creation for new accounts

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Tue Nov 22 10:58:00 UTC 2016

#2261: Limit topic creation for new accounts
 Reporter:  Clorith         |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |   Keywords:
 Spam accounts will, in most cases, start creating topic as soon as they
 are registered, enforcing a limit on new topics in a given time for new
 accounts would greatly help reduce this issue.

 An expected "safe" time would be 3-5 new topics in the first 24 hours,
 after they reach the limit, apply the pending tag to any new threads
 created within that time period and flag the author.

 This means we don't count posts (because they could be following up on
 their own issues), and it is very unlikely that a new account creates more
 than 3 topics in the first day, they usually want one specific issue
 solved, but this gives some leeway for a review or two while they're
 there, and any pending posts will easily be sorted out.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2261>
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