Alternative to 10 post rule
*Change 10 post to x number of thanks
: It would take longer for users to gain access to development forums. - Cons
: Users will beg for thanks more and possibly spam thanks to help each other gain access.
*Complete a quiz during registration
: Could possibly reduce the number of people allowed in development forums. - Cons
: Too hard because different people have different levels of knowledge + couldn't be multiple choice because too easy to get around.
*Let OPs of dev threads delete posts
: Cut down on the useless posts. - Cons
: Won't happen because only mods/admins will have ability to delete posts. Devs could show favouritism + take too much of the devs time to delete posts.
*Review posts before they appear in development
: If possible, no crap would appear in dev threads. - Cons
: Not possible because of the massive workload on the manpower of the mods.
*Deny access to Off-topic until user has 10 posts
: Stops a lot of people posting there to get to 10 posts. - Cons
: Users will be more likely to spam in the device forums instead.