Originally Posted by Rado_Ch
Going with the aforementioned idea tho, let's say around 7-8 posts per day for newbies, this would still make the task possible in about 4 days
Right, but at least if it happens during your active time on the forum, you won't be faced with 25 new fluff posts, rather only 8.
There is also a natural effect, which is totally mental, is that when you have a scarcity of something (ex: number of posts you are allowed to make), the person automatically starts to value each post more, so without knowing he'd be motivated to put them to good use, improving the contribution in the process. That's my hope anyway.