I think that is a very good idea. For example, when I was on MySpace, they didn't allow new member to join any groups, or post any comments in groups for the first week of your membership. I thought that was a good idea for spam, but it pissed me off that I couldn't post. I eventually deleted my account, and never looked back
I think that this will end up being for the best. However, it's going to suck for those new members who actually have stuff to sell. Can those members give the FS section mod a PM explaining that they have stuff to really sell, prove it with pics, and granted access to post? I think that would only be fair.
1995 Black Mazda MX6 (Under Construction/Daily Driver)
1995 White Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 5-Speed (Under Construction/Broken Down :/)
2000 White Chevy Cavalier (Under Construction/For Sale)
True enough, until you start pulling a lot of visitors. We are averaging about 130,000 unique visitors per month. THe spammers left us alone for a long time, but I am afraid that they are here to stay.
Could it possibly be people posting in the threads keeping them here? I know its never anything about purchasing the product, but anything to see people reading the threads is probably positive to them. Maybe completely ignoring/immediately closing could net different results