BTW I'm thaddeus. I check in once in a blue moon, but decided to vote on this and forgot my password so I created another account;).
And it looks as though, because I created the account seconds before voting, I failed at least one test in 'legit-user':
It's possible I failed new-age-threshold* too, but I wasn't all that interested in investigating further.
I dunno; I understand the reasoning, but it still seems like a bad design choice. I'd much rather, circumstantially, be put through a better legit-user test on account creation than to see a forum introduction like that. Oh well, the odds are low for a new user to vote on a poll as a first action anyway. I just seem to always beat the odds :) haha.