As you've undoubtedly noticed, this forum has been literally buried in spam for the past 2-3 months. We've had trouble keeping up with it as unfortunately this coincided with a new job for me.
There were over 20,000 spam messages here. I've deleted most of them and hopefully only a few real discussions were lost in the process. There may be some remaining spam here and there.
We're working on solving this problem for good. There will be new rules for the forums, but I have not yet established what those will be. There are some temporary rules in place (limits on posting links, no links in signatures, etc.) that may become permanent. We may end up requiring all new users to be approved before posting. I'll update here when we figure out exactly what the new rules are.
I understand it is not that simple, and certainly takes time, to solve "this problem for good" but is there any chance of letting us know how you are getting on?