So my site was just hit with a porn spammer account that posted ten new topics, all with content like:
<a href="http://robtopol.in/n/1-Scarlett+Johansson+nude.html"><img src="http://robtopol.in/n/index.gif" /></a>
The account was created three days ago, and then presumably left dormant to avoid the “max topics in first day”.
Might I suggest that flag actually be “max topics in first day that user posts any topic”? Same for the max replies in first day flag.
Also, does anyone have any recommendations for settings that might have further limited this intrusion without negatively impacting real users (many of whom tend to be new users and light visitors, and thus not particularly trusted). 3 new topics in the first day you post any topic seems quite sufficient.