I reported 6 posts today; this site seems to be getting overrun by spammers. They are all the same keyword BS - nonsense with a product name (no links, thank goodness) that is used to boost search engine hits.
Of the forums I frequent, this is the only one that seems to be plagued with spam. A few others get an occasional message only. In a way it is a complement that spammers feel this site is relevant enough to spam on - or at least the site name is relevant enough to be keyword searched for spam hits. I would say the members get tired of it, and I can say with a high degree of certainty the admins are as well. Being a back end server guy, I have no idea how to address this, but it makes me sometimes think twice about visiting.
Example - I reported 6 posts today; I open each spam post in a new tab. (I feel the need to report every spam post I see - my issue, I know, but it should help everyone.) However, since there is a 30 second wait between posts, I have to click the "Report" button, type "Spam", click submit, and close the window. This means I have to go to another site for 26 or 27 seconds before reporting the next post. After reporting two or three, which is normal, I lose interest in reading further.
I'm really not sure what to do - I don't see this other places, but it is not fair to push on the admins to do more, as I think they are not compensated / well compensated for administering this site.
We seem to be in a quandary here.
Hm... you could also put in a hack to give Users warnings. You can give warnings on the purpose of breaking the forum rules, including spamming.
3 Warnings = ban, 6 Warnings = account gets deleted...