Just spend about 5 minutes checking the front page of the forum and hit like 10 spammers or so.
And I noticed a few very obvious ones in threads, where a few longtime members have been active and not reporting that spam.
Both things concern me. Come on guys: remove those irritating spammers who just want free promotion of their usually not so inventive crap and are too lazy to do anything else.
And 2: maybe it's really time to be less friendly in relation to posting right away in some way or another.
We have some restrictions for new members - they can only post a certain number of posts in their first day and some other things like that. Also, if two posts are flagged, then they are blocked from posting anything else until that's dealt with. I know some other members don't flag posts sometimes because they have already flagged two posts by that person - so they are blocked at that point. As an admin, I would notice if they have more posts that need looking into. Of course, still easier if they all are flagged
Aha, ok, didn't know about those restrictions actually at all, but sounds good to me.
I usually flag them all, to minimize people seeing their spam...