It should not be possible to register a new account and immediately post to Typophile. That’s how spammers (and students who want us to do their homework for them) get in.

Take a page from MetaFilter yet again:

  • You have to pay a lifetime fee of $5 when you register. There are no other fees and the fee cannot be refunded.
  • You have to wait a week after registration is complete (i.e., after Typophile receives your $5) to post a new topic.
  • You may, however, post a comment in a forum (e.g., an answer to a question) immediately after registration is complete.
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