How could Woot limit posters to help stop spammers?
Triggered by the current counterfeit handbag spammer, which I think demonstrates an opportunity to think of ways Woot could avoid things like this.
If you're determined to spam the boards with your counterfeit crap, all you have to do is sign up then post away. Given the type, that means multiple questions and multiple bogus comments giving the URL to your site.
How would you set things up to limit this? I'd suggest having a limit like one post per day until you demonstrate some value to the community, perhaps indicated by having a question or comment accumulate 10 up-votes.
You could even make this more complicated, with a sliding post limit based on upvotes/downvotes of your questions/comments, but that seems overcomplicated to me.
How would you suggest Woot change things to help make the spammer problem go away?