The point is that having to make 10 posts is a significant burden for spam-bots, and reduces their negative impact on Sailnet.
It's only a minor pain for a human to do so.
Asking new folks to post useless things in their introductory threads keeps the posts out of the way of other threads, and allows their full participation.
I'd rather that when they make "real" posts, they can take their time and compose something valuable to our community.
I'm glad you asked. I hope I am right.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
Last edited by djodenda; 07-13-2008 at 08:56 PM.