As many of you have noticed, we have recently seen an influx of spambot activity on the forums. Instead of a steady drip, these "attacks" seem to come in waves, and as such requesting that you guys flag dozens of threads at once is impractical and uses up all your lovely karma. As a compromise:
When spambots attack, do not flag them!
Instead, let us know we are under attack by sending a PM to the mod team and we will delete them all in one go.
The problem at the moment is that spammers (actual people, not robots) are creating the accounts and then running their scripts afterwards - which renders captcha mostly useless. As a result the only real thing we can do is sit around and delete the threads/spam accounts as and when they appear. Several solutions have been discussed and the staff are working towards a system that prevents spambots being able to abuse our accessibility, whilst not making the process awkward for new users.
Hold tight, folks. Top Men are on the case.