Well that seems to have worked, I haven't seen a spam post since
Bizarrely, there are still spam profiles
getting through. I find it incredible that there are real people out there who have the knowledge to compile and run a java snippet who find it worthwhile to spam forums. Do we know if they try to post, or is their objective just to get the signature into the DB? Does the verification snippet change? Is it possible that the solution is being shared amongst spammers?
I also note that I've gained a "Delete this account" ability that purports to nuke a user and all their posts. Is this safe to use? Have the potential DB problems been resolved?
I have to admit, its presence makes me slightly nervous. I'm pretty sure
I'm not going to abuse the awesome power it affords, but who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? It's like a big red button labelled "DO NOT PRESS"