A Serious Question for the CN Community

It's a question about trolls. We seem to have picked up a lot of them in the past few weeks, and I have the ability to pretty much rid the site of them - it's a question of whether I want to turn on that feature.

I can set the site so that anyone new has to wait at least 24 hours before they're able to post any comments. I have not done that in the past because I wanted to make sure we didn't cut people off if they were really looking for help. That and the fact that we're growing our community, and I didn't want to hinder that process.

Given that, I'd like to hear your thoughts about turning on the waiting period functionality. I know from talking to other site admins that it will kill troll activity, but is it something that we should do?

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