Originally Posted by JohnSawyer
Hcdc11 was dead on. We had a few people slamming the welcome forum just to hit 50... we were forced to tighten it down to curb abuse.
I did this when I was about 10 away, but i always tried to give more advice than 'welcome to HF'. When i realized it wasn't increasing my count, i moved to the DIY forum and looked for posts in could contribute to. It only took an extra day or two, but I did find a lot of posts I wanted to save for later so i guess it was for the best.