The spammers have recently noticed the forums again which is why we have had some spam attacks recently.
When they show up we deal with them as quickly as possible, sometimes within seconds of the posts being made. I just took out an account that I think was due to be used for spamming.
Hopefully the spammers will get the message soon that their rubbish stays on the site for so little time that its not worth the effort, and going forward we plan to enhance our anti spam systems to make it quicker for us to delete the spam on mass when it arrives and also to prevent it ever showing up in the first place.
The problem is apparently some of these adverts work on some people. If nobody purchased anything after seeing the ads then the spammers would not waste their time on it. People need to know that a single mum in your area did not invent some teeth whitening trick, there isn't a weird old trick to lose weight fast, and you are not the 100000th visitor and have not won an ipad!
Now I am off to transfer money to claim my share of the assets of a now dead long lost distant relative from Nigeria who apparently had millions and didn't leave a will....