Originally Posted by HonestJohn
Now those are some interesting ideas I'd consider... demotion of users or simply moderate posts of new users until they are upgraded.
It's more labour intensive, for sure, but both ideas have merit
It could be a little more labour intensive, however, consider the degree of labour involved in moderating these kids now? I think we'd be shifting the workload to the front end, rather than the backend of dealing with what amounts to a problem that is really hard to mitigate - users who either are incapable of research, refuse to do it, or, actually don't have the skills to do so yet...
And then there are those who are just shit disturbing and we already deal with those through temp and perma-bans. Those tools still remain available when all else fails.