We've been bombarded by spam a number of times in the last few weeks and last night was the worst yet. I already built some tools to make removing it easier because I think the longer it stays up, the more it encourages it, but still it's annoying to see and interferes with the operation of the site. Fortunately, we were able to catch and remove it relatively quickly.
I've now implemented and deployed some additional protection measures which I hope will better detect and block it from appearing in the first place. There's always a chance that regular posts will be impacted though so if you do have any issues replying or starting topics please PM me so I can look into it.
Also, as it's impossible to have a 100% guaranteed system, there is always a chance that some will still get through so please do your bit to help by not commenting on the spam or starting new topics about it as that just becomes something else to clean up. Just ignore it, flag one or two if you can or PM me with a link to it (that helps alert us, especially if it's within an existing topic).
Many thanks !