Pray for us.
I think it's easier to have a reactive system than a proactive system. Expecting someone from a team of people not paid to vet and fix threads at all is just not going to work.I think that we ought to keep PG in a limited form for doing initial research on cows without them being aware.
This is how I run mine. I have a few options actually. I can set a post count, allow them to view the thread but not be able to reply, replies are posted pending approval by a set mod of the thread, global moderator or myself (admin) or even set a time frame. Newbies can only post once every 30 mins helps when spammers wanna shit up the site. I'm unsure about this platform but must be something close. I run SMF, which is old, dated but still has a lot ways to customize the forum. It was my first forum software and it grew on me and now I can't seem to quite let it go....lolMake it available to newbies to lurk only with a twist, if they enter the PG, they will have a phrase stating they are a newfag for every message they post on the site.
I'm quasi-late, but what if we assign a mod (or multiple mods?) to work specifically in the Proving Grounds? Would that work? Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but aren't our mods already contributing in a volunteer capacity? Otherwise, I think Option 2 is best.I think it's easier to have a reactive system than a proactive system. Expecting someone from a team of people not paid to vet and fix threads at all is just not going to work.