ahhh...now I got your point
well...I need to tell you I am using it with the topic cost mod, which means they need a certain amount of postings first to be able to see that forum plus they need a certain amount of points. if they reply in that thread to see the content, they pay with the points they earned (when they are active).moreover, I also added a min post length mod, which means they cannot type" thanks dude" etc etc anymore.
I hate those type of postings too...which is meaning less..
hm..maybe if you implement the unhide after reply, you maybe can set a min post lenght? is it possible? and it should count words only, NO SPACES. in my other forum, the min post length could be bypassed by spaces or pressing enters. thus, maybe u can include a min post lenght (only words are counting, and where 1 one might be max 15characters.... dots, commas, exclamation marks, etc..are not counted) to work in conjunction with the reply hide. maybe admin can decide for what to count in ACP.
just an idea