you may have noticed that the flood of forum spam has suddenly stopped. Bill O was doing a great job of controlling the spam as it emerged, but his brief absence made it clear we had to make some changes.
The changes we made will not affect our current users. When a new user signs up, their first few posts will be held for approval by a moderator. Now, rather than playing catch-up all the time, we are always ahead of the spammers. We felt that this step would be a minor inconvenience to new users and a huge benefit to everyone who hates spam.
It has worked very well so far, but spammers are crafty and constantly look for new ways to perpetrate their nefarious deeds. Feel free to voice your opinion on the subject.
MWO Forum Administrator