The volume of spam hitting our forums continues to increase as many of you know. Our forum system uses a double opt-in system - you must register with a valid unique email address, plus duplicate a unique graphic string. Once submitted, an email is sent to the registered email address. That email contains a link that must be clicked on to validate the registration on the site.
Currently, we do not moderate the registration process or vet a new registration signup. However, maybe it is time to consider some other means of allowing new users to register for the forums. I hate to be restrictive, but enough of you have made comments that it's time to see what else we can do.
I'm open to suggestions. In all the years of operating the forums, I've never made a public call for moderators. Maybe part of the answer is just having more "hands on deck" so to speak. Maybe, there is a better forum software system we should setup.
If you have a suggestion, please post it here. If there are one or more steps that can help, let's figure out what they might be and make some changes.
Plus, if anyone is interested in doing some moderation, please step forward and contact me.