We've had a bit of a problem with spammer in the last few days. You've probably noticed. To combat them we've just implemented a cooloff period for new accounts, meaning new users can't threads until 7 days after their signup date. It should mean the spammers should be quietened for now.|
The cooloff period will most likely be a temporary measure until we can find a more permanent fix that's less heavy-handed for new users. We'll let you know what we come up with early in the week.
#8644270, By craigy Bug reporting & feedback