Hi All,

We got hit with some child porn spam today. What more can be said than this sort of thing is violently disturbing. I have now added two more spam fighting tools in hopes this never happens again.

1. Akismet service. This is a subscription service that scans the posts of new members for a variety of spam/porn keywords and locks the accounts down. It also scans new material against some known spam that already exists.

2. No links in posts allowed until a user makes 5 posts. Often spammers or bots signup and immediately post spam or porn links.

With these new tools combined with our other tools we should be able to reduce most spam.

Thanks,
Sean