Originally Posted by Ryan Beal
I've been quietly testing something out the past few months and am just about ready to implement it. Essentially this will be a win for everyone except spammers.
What's going to happen is that newer users will have their PM capabilities significantly reduced to a max of 50-100 (haven't decided just yet) stored messages and will only be able to send to one user at a time. Regular members will get an increase to 1000 stored messages and retain their other limit.
The requirements for reaching the increase will not be listed, but they should be fair to both legitimate new members and current regulars.
Any thoughts on this before I flip the switch? The only thing I'm still struggling a bit with is the best way to inform new members about the limit so people will understand that's not how things will always be for them.
I dont think the current plan is working to good. Perhaps you do your idea bolded and only allow them to send a PM every X Hour(s). That should cut down or spam. Or set it to X PMs per day new users can send.
Or you could have monitored PMs for new users. A new user sends a PM and then it sits in 2+2 Cyberspace until a mod reads it and Okays it to be sent. A monitored not so Private, private message is better than none at all.
I think the first idea is better.