We have been working with our vendor on SPAM solutions but as you know they've been particularly ineffective. Currently we are manually checking the forum and deleting user accounts and posts within 24 hours. When someone does post SPAM their accounts are at a minimum deactivated (historical good poster and may have an account hacked) and are typically deleted (poster has only posted SPAM).
We are continuing to look into new modules for our forum system to automatically block the SPAM posts. It's truly been a challenge for us with the move to the new CMS.
Robyn, good to hear from you again!
Measured on the number of "Welcome in the forum" answers I posted so far it might be easier (less work) to unblock new users than deleting spam messages. The latter sometimes lead (at least for me) to the indication of "3 new" posts which aren't there and are annoying me for a month until they disappear.
BTW: I do like the spell checking!!! But wouldn't it be good to include the word "PSoC" ;-)