This spamming issue is becoming more than a talking point, it is downright irritating.
I have counted four or five today and they continue to languish throughout the day, posting many times over and blocking the view to genuine members and visitors to this site.
I have complained at Louise, admin6cd, and cowgomoo. I'm not sure how much cowgomoo actually monitor this site during the day, it seems not at all. As for Louise and admin6cd, whilst I may have moaned at them before on this subject, I'm now of a view that they do have lives to lead and can't be expected to be on here full time. So what's to be done?
I'm not sure who said it but didn't someone suggested quarantining new member applications for 24 to 48 hours? If it's possible and practical to do so, it seems like a good idea to me. Most spammers are quite obvious so wouldn't it be sensible to isolate new applications until they are checked and deemed to be genuine or otherwise? I think that other sites do so. Maybe it could work here.
PS. I think I've objectively counted 5 new spammers today. I'm alone and surrounded by them at the moment....Help!