I agree with andrewallen. As is obvious (now that they SPAMMed every single forum on these pages with Viagra and MP3 spam), such posts only lead to more SPAM. If someone has nothing to add to the forums, they don’t need to be here. If they post with the only purpose to see if it ends up in a Google Search, they’re most-likely up to no good in the first place. Great, their post (along with the unique 32-character hexadecimal tag) ended up on Google… now look what we’ve got.
When SPAMMers do that, they’re not only trying to get people on the boards to go to their pages (which usually doesn’t work). The higher goal is to use the links (from a reputable page such as alpackaraft.com) to boost their search-engine results. The more reputable websites that link to their page, the higher it will be when someone types “Viagra” into Google. Once they know that a post here ends up in a Google Search, they SPAM these forums like there’s no tomorrow. A bunch of other forums too.
Let’s do our best to keep the boards SPAM-free. There are a couple measures that could be implemented by the admins, I think, by adding some new “hoops” for new members to jump through. One, for instance, is that a member’s very first post must be approved by an admin before it–or any of their subsequent posts–are posted. It does increase the admin’s workload a bit, but it keeps SPAM from getting through. Legitimate users generally don’t care if their first post takes a few hours (or even a day) to be posted, if they know what’s going on and why. Of course, if the first post is just SPAM, the admin can delete it immediately and ban the user automatically. Just a thought. There’s other things that can be done too, if the admins don’t want to have to deal with that.
EDIT: Another thing everyone can do is just use the “Report” feature (available on any post). That way the Admins get the message right away. If a new member has nothing but reported posts so far (say, all 3 of their 3 posts have been reported), a script could automatically “suspend” that user (and remove all their posts) until the admin gets a chance to look it over later and decide for themselves. That would cause less headache for the admins (i.e. just review potential spammers instead of all new members). But it only works if people report the posts when they see 'em. Just another thought.