Oh, I think I completely understand the reason for this & I think I also understand the rationale behind it.
It's the implementation of it which, to resort to technical jargon, completely sucks. That plus the fact that my user profile has technically been around since 2008 plus the 236 posts I've made just to Discourse alone since it came up. (What can I say, I like to hear myself talk … )
Just what the frick do I need to do to build up enough "trust" to not be harassed? I think you need to give the thresholds settings for this tool a searching and fearless usability inventory.
I'd also suggest that until you can fine tune it more, you turn it off because I think all it's really accomplishing right now is pi$$ing people off.