Michael, isn't there anything that can be done to stop this? How about someone isn't allowed to post for the first three months after they get a login. Sort of like probation. Or alternatively, a person can post text right away but can't post a link for the first three months. Or better yet, a person can't post a link for the first three months AND until they've posted some minimum number of text-only messages (spammers won't want to go thru all this, but legit members will be understanding, I think). This shouldn't be too hard to automate.