1). You register
2). You list a reason why you are joining
3). The mods look at it and approve it if you’re not just coming because you’re bored and not going to be using Blender and then you can post.
Just want to juggle this idea around, some other forums like the Dragon sites have this and it seems to keep people without a good reason from joining, though it may not be foolproof and there’s a steady stream of members coming to this forum everyday thus would increase mod workload.
I have reason to think not everyone joins because they use or want to use Blender because it seems someone with no posts registered just so he can PM me why he’s right when he says he’s a Dragon. He also said he’ll probably never be on this forum again.
Just something to consider and think about.