Since these forums are slowly growing, I seem to be coming on every now and then and noticing spam. Since :spam: has never really been a big problem on these boards, Admins usually just edit the thread and cut out the url to show it's not allowed here and it's controlled. Posting nice announcements like:
I just started a cool web site for Canadians. It's mainly for mobile phones, but there's some other neat features you might want to check out. The url is http://www.mydomain.ca and you're welcome to check it out. Let me know how you like it.
Do you think we should limit web site advertising to the announcement thread only AND limit it to personal/non-commercial sites only? Ofcourse there are a lot of good commercial sites, but I usually see those spammed on forums as the kind of stuff you DONT want everyday in your mailbox, that you end up deleting.
Another one we get every now and then that is always being dealt with is users signing up with nicknames like ' - aala - '. They show up at the top of the memberlist so search engines think their sites are popular because their porn URLs or other urls are included in the memberlist as a link on "web site".
What do you think the policy of spam should be? Just delete it? Edit it? Completely limit it to non-commercial sites in Announcements?