I like your idea re phone, in theory. (Anything that would get rid of the tiny percentage of bad actors would improve this site a good bit.). How would it work, in practice? Like, I don't have a cell phone. Would my landline be sufficient? (ie, sending me a text code to sign up would not work with a landline, of course). Would I need the phone number only to register, or, would Dominion require me to often receive a code and type it in, as so many websites are starting to do? (I *hate* having to do this. LOL)
Obviously, if Dominion did change their new-account policy, Step et al would spend some time thinking about the issue, to strike a balance between ease-of-use and actual effectiveness. But it seems like you have spent some time thinking about this as well...do you have any suggestions that Step might consider, if/when he does institute some changes? I admit that I'm pleased and heartened by Ingix's earlier post, that changes may indeed be made.