I’m sorry for the bad experience. We’re currently relying on the default settings of the forum software (discourse) which seem to be working fine on thousands of sites. Of course, that doesn’t rule out the possibility that we can still improve things by tweaking something here and there. But there are at least a dozen different settings that you could have run into so we’d need to figure out exactly which of them you collided with.
Before we get into the details of that, however, I suggest the following analysis: your annoying experience was probably due to your very specific situation of having been active on the forum with a different account before switching to the one with which you experienced those issues. Here’s the thing: this account was still on trust level 0 and this entails some harsher limits for a very short period of time. Your activity looked particularly suspicious because the account has hardly been used to read any topics (since you did your reading on the other account) and started posting immediately at a rapid pace (rapid, considering that, from the perspective of the system, the user has spent almost no time on the site prior to posting).
Do you think this is a reasonable explanation (and that this incident therefore doesn’t warrant changes in the settings) or do you think we should look into it more?
BTW, let me know if you want me to transfer your posts from the “temporary” account to the “real” one, so as to have all in one place.