New user typed too fast


Is there a way to change the defaults for the system silencing a user for typing too fast? On our community, we are getting a significant number of false positives for this action, about 3-5/week.

Sure, check out the min first post typing time site setting.


This generally means they are cutting and pasting content in, which is highly consistent with spammer behavior. So be careful, make small changes to this value.


In our case, we have some pre-seeded topic links that we use to encourage new members to introduce themselves to the community. However, I think these can be updated to be clearer and less likely to be used as-is.

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Does it take into account topic templates?

Why would that matter? The thresholds are very aggressive (as in, they should only be violated by near-paste behavior). Try it yourself.