I guess during my absence the forums have seen a significant increase in these spam accounts. So, as your admin, I take it upon myself to lead the cavalry against each and every last one of them. I have gone through the entire list of members and banned each one that I saw. If anyone finds anymore, please notify me of their account name via private message and I'll look into it to see that they have a nice comfy BAN! I need to go wash my hands now.
Total number of spam accounts banned thus far: 61
To help prevent future spam accounts from spawning on our forums, I've decided to reinstate the admin validation feature. New members must have their account approved by me before they can become activated.
Another change I've had to make to prevent spammers from taking over the forums; guests and validating members may no longer post on the forums. This will prevent things like what happened in this topic
from ever occuring again. I also would like to appologize to those of you who had to put up with these spammers while I was away.