Do we have any charts or graphs on the activity level of the forums over the years and possibly compare them to this new upcoming trend?
I can see how it will work; we are a bit too elitist around here and it is rare that newbs stay around longer for a day. I liked the idea of newb threads so that way they are introduced to the community, but not voting them closed or putting restrictions on them would be more inviting.
Spammers/bots/trash gets deleted as they are identified, no biggie.
How many members have we retained since the introduction of PG hello threads?
It's stupid, bloated and now redundant. I hope and trust the new method works well, and if we're allowing ourselves to cower before the odd spambot we're not worthy of the .com suffix.