It's been brought up time and time again but the spam on this forum is ridiculous.
I love this forum. I spend more time on here than I should. Way more time. However I don't understand why measures aren't taken to reduce the spam. Well, I'm sure there are some and there is a lot that doesn't make it through whatever steps are in place but from my perspective as an end user it appears that this site treats the symptoms rather than the disease in that spam has to be reported before it is "handled" and the offenders removed.
I've been on other sites before where the first post is submitted to the moderators for approval and then if allowed the poster given full access to post without this limitation. Perhaps this would end up as more workload for the mods but I don't see it being much different from them handling reported posts.