when a user with a postcount of less than 50 clicks submit, do the following:
- check to see if the thread was started > 1 year ago. if so, deny the post
- put up a splash page with a "did you try searching the forum for this? are you sure you really want to post it?"
joking aside, does vbulletin support moderator approval for members with postcount < threshold?
for example, i recently signed up at colonialfleet.org. new members can't start threads, only reply to existing ones. the first 5 posts require moderator approval before they show up on the board.
maybe that would cut down on the necromancy and duplicate questions?