We've had a few cases where spammers slip by our anti-spam systems and then post 80 new threads (most recently all in foreign characters like Chinese / Japanese) and I thought some basic flood prevention for new members would be good. XF has some basic "flood protection" as shown here: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/bypass-flood-check.52260/ Instead of just "minimum time between messages" I was hoping there would also be an additional option "until the user has x verified / approved posts". I'm guessing the only option is to: Setup a brand new usergroup called "new users" Setup a promotion out of that group and into "bypass flood check" Set the "minimum time between posts" to something higher, like 60 seconds or more? Even this isn't ideal since it hurts new members and still leaves things open for spammers. So, what do you do for Post / Topic flood protection to stop the dirty spammers from posting a ton of junk on your forum?