Are you suggesting that the forums censor all new members, by banning them from the T&E until they reach a certain bean count?
Or maybe I just don't understand the motive for having such a section and allowing people to sign up and post there straight away.
Doesn't it make more sense to penalize "all" members who post "any" negative feedback or comments regarding Ubuntu/Linux in the T&E - not just new members. That would effectively squelch all feedback in the T&E that didn't share a certain - point of view.
Keeping in mind, that not all new members post negative testimonials in the T&E. Some go there to post threads sharing their enthusiasm and excitement. Should they also be banned from the T&E?
"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."