If spam bots are purchasing construct 2 to make spam posts here, you guys would be missing out on a major money making possibility by denying them.
Instead of just treating the new customers like third rate citizens, and potential spam bots, why not make a quarantined area for them to post.
Edit your HTaccess file, so Google and the other spider bots ignore the quarantine area. This should keep all those embarrassing newbie posts away from potential customers eyes, and it would completely defeat the spam bots mission.
Plus, you guys would have all the extra revenue from the bots continually buying licenses to post here.
I really do not think people are wasting their money to post spam links though.
I think Scirra is basically seeding the search engines with complete polished products, to keep its image high.
The point system only truly verifies weather a person has RTFM or not.
I have no problems with it, I think it is a good idea to force people to RTFM before they ask questions, or post finished works. I just dont like being told that I am a potential spammer after i gave a company $100+ dollars.
If after you guys verify my steam account, my paypal account, My email account and you see me actively conversing on the forums,and you guys still call me a potential threat, then I really question the security of my sensitive information with your company.
Seriously... If someone spends $100 on something, and you can not verify weather they are a customer or not, there is something seriously wrong here.
If spam bots are really buying full licenses, then shouldn't they be treated like customers too? Don't spam bots get equal rights if they purchase a license?
If they follow forum rules they should be allowed, especially if they bought a Commercial or enterprise license?
The only time they should get silenced is when they break the forum rules and post spam.
Why deny them at this point? You guys would probably be the first company in history to actually profit from spammers.
Please excuse the dry humor, you guys really have to laugh at it when you stand back and look at the situation from a distance.