Spam gets through everywhere. You find a way to stop it, they just find another way around that. As soon as I got up this morning deleted it all, but know at some point there will be more again. There are multiple ways to make it harder, but also adds another level of inconvenience to new users and current. ECF does it by requiring 5 posts in the new users section before you can post in anything but the new users section. Could put up captcha everywhere but again would be an issue to the users. You could get rid of the spammers favorite forum tool, but as we already learned many people were outraged when taptalk wasn't available recently. When you see a spam thread, report it, ignore it, and move on. As soon as I'm back on will delete it.