First of all, I just want to let everyone know how much we appreciate the fact that you’re all such wonderful, intelligent, and civil people. You’re our friends, and we’re glad you’re here.
We’ve had not a single issue with a real user – i.e. a person who participates in the forum – causing any trouble whatsoever.
Unfortunately we’ve recently seen a few people join with no intention to participate – they simply wish to sign up, post some worthless ads – or worse yet porn – and depart to do the same to someone else’s forum. These people are not our friends. We don’t know who they are, and they don’t want to know who we are.
Should we run into trouble with a real participant, we’ll work it out. We promise. But regarding spam-only users, here’s our policy:
Their threads are deleted and they’re permanently banned.
If you come across a thread created by one of these people, please report it using the forum’s “report this thread” controls. That’s better than a PM because all of us able to take action on it can see it, and the chances are better that one of us will see it quickly and act on it so the fewest possible forum denizens need look at it.
Thanks again for all your help – and most of all for your participation.