Originally Posted by Fou-Lu
And I know we've had the discussion in the past; I personally don't think that posts for new users should be moderated.
I bow to your superior wisdom. But would that not in fact solve all your problems? Surely you could send an email message to new users explaining why moderation is necessary and that their post (if accepted) will appear within an few hours? This forum is not Twitter and I doubt if people expect an instant reply. In any case they are likely to have to wait for some hours until a response is made.
I have the idea that people in Bangaldesh are paid 0.5 cents every time they post a spam message. But they would not waste their time here if they knew to start with that moderation would be applied.