[QUOTE=Asymmetric;219505]I am just wondering how upping the post count will stop bots. Wont they just keep posting the silly stuff until they reach the limit and then start posting software?[/QUOTE]You are correct my friend. I'm afraid that won't stop the bots at all.... I'm pretty bots always find a way in, sooner or later...
Maybe a more difficult captcha could do the trick while registering?
However the min. 50 post count gives time to spot the bots and report them (for regular users like me) and the mods can kick their butts right away so this measure has some impact.
on second thought would it help if to post an introduction first would be a requirement? Is that doable... I think of something like that:
[*] to register at the forum another captcha or a combination there with more than two captchas could stop some more bots
[*]then the new member must post an introduction, he gets an e-mail with the link to the thread.
[*]finally the 50 post count requirement.
the pro would be the mods and watchfull members have a much higher chance to spot bots there in the intro thread. If the new member doesn't post in this thread thats it for him anyway.
the contra would be we actually force the new member to make an intro...