Wouldnt it be better if you would moderate posts from new users only?
In addition it may be helpful to use a CAPTCHA for submitting messages to threads also.
I find moderating all messages quite a bit problematic in the long run. You will end up hiring somebody to check all messages
Thanks for your suggestions.
Moderation is the quickest & most effective means to keep spam off the site and allow valid posts without imposing too much hardship on the developer community. So it is burdensome on moderators and admins but it hasn't been that difficult. We are investigating other methods to keep spam off the site and will be implementing them shortly to relieve the moderation burden.
Yes, but there is also unacceptable delay between posts and replies on threads. I am just saying that this is not a good method of stopping spam. I have never seen in any forum that every message was moderated one by one. Many forums have extensive captcha-question/answer mechanisms to avoid spam instead.