I have been noticing lately a lot of new members will register on the site, and then PM me with their questions instead of even attempting to post on the forums.
Has anyone here had any experience with prohibiting the use of private messaging until a member has reached some minimum post count, such as 10 posts?
I think doing this might encourage more new members to post on the forums instead of always relying on PMs as a way to get questions answered faster. And as well all know, answering questions via PMs does not contribute to the community.
I have seen other established communities implement this and be successful with it. On the other hand, I think that it is definitely not something for all sites.