mookalovesgloop wrote:boards are managed in a way that attempts to minimize spamming/double posting as much as possible
This is all done by hand actually. Some topics/posts fall on a the line on what can fly and what cant so we go through each and every single post to evaluate and make sure things are in order. Sometimes posts do slip by and/or one of us mods aren't available during the time of the post to catch it. But the community does a great job at flagging questionable/spam posts for us if that happens. (+1 guys)
mookalovesgloop wrote:how come new posts by the same user don't show up in the recent forum activity even when it's been weeks since their last post?
I'm a little confused by your question, but I might just be reading it wrong. If you are viewing the latest posts with View active topics
option at the top it shows threads in order by the most recent post. So you should be seeing anything that is new in red (if you haven't opened the thread yet). This includes multiple posts by the same user in multiple threads. There is a limit to this search however and off the top of my head I can't remember the exact time but it's generally around a weeks time frame. Any posts older than that wont show up and you will have to seek them out in their subforums.