No Question the spam is annoying as h@ll! Here's my way around it: I log on to the forum, and hit "show unread posts since last visit". THis brings up everything I haven't read, including all the dreaded spam. I then read what I want, and each time I finish a subject I go back to hitting "read unread posts....".
Eventually, all thats left is spam, so I hit "Mark all posts read", and voila! they all go away.
It ain't poifickt, but it works!
Geo, I can't imagine the frustration of all this to you, not to mention the hours spent doing it. I think the tone taken was not a personal insult to you, it was sheer frustration at the amount of spam still able to get through after everything you've done. I read your posts on this several months ago, so I am aware of all the hard work you have been doing. Perhaps not everyone read those posts and so were not aware. I'm sure you are much appreciated by those in the "Know" at Zendrum HQ, as well as those of us that happened to know your involvement here. For the rest, .... well, now more zendrummers know.
As I get older, why does it take me twice as long to do half as much??? :-) Argh!!! I can't type!!!