taking a stand against spam accounts

For the past few days, we've seen dozens of new accounts created solely to clutter our system. As a small independent team, our resources are limited. We can't afford to let spammers eat up the infrastructure we rely on to provide our service. It's unfair to our genuine users, who are left with degraded performance and features because bad actors are clogging everything up.

Something needs to be done before this situation spirals further out of control. We're now at a point where we have no choice but to start enforcing some new rules and taking action against accounts engaging in suspect behavior. It pains me that we have to limit the openness we once had, but the spam problem is simply too disruptive to ignore.