There are a bunch of newuser settings to restrict what new users can do, but this doesn’t work if new users aren’t TL0 on the forum. Our forum is extremely vulnerable to low-quality posts and young users, so the only permission TL0 has access to is to like posts and view certain categories. Only when they get promoted to TL1 are they what we would normally consider a “new user”.
It would be nice if there was a newuser trust level setting. It would default to 0, but if I set it to 1, then users at TL0 and TL1 would be treated as new users, as far as the newuser settings go.