Since we're fortunate enough to have a lot of visitors to the site, we also get targeted by spammers regularly. These spammers sign up accounts then make posts that either are full of advertising links, or just useless no-comment posts with advertising links in their signatures.
The admins and mods regularly delete these users to keep the boards clean. However, it's difficult to examine every post made to the forum, so sometimes we miss them.
There are a couple of really easy things you can do to help us keep the board clean:
- Report any spam posts. There's a 'report post' option on every forum post - if you spot some spam, click the report button and we'll be notified.
- Don't reply to talk about spam posts: simply ignore them, or continue replying to the rest of the thread as if it wasn't there. Once we find a spammer, we can delete the user and all their posts in one go, saving us having to remove the posts manually. If there are posts left behind by other users talking about the spam, we have to remove these manually otherwise the thread suddenly makes no sense at all.
So in short, report them and don't reply to them, and we can keep the board clean and tidy