Hi Everyone -
We've been the target of a flood of spam posts over the past several days. It has been relentless and executed on a very large scale by hundreds, perhaps even thousands of users and bots in several countries. This very annoying for you and we are sorry. Trust us, it's annoying for us too.
We've had to make several (hopefully, non-permanent) changes to the forum today to combat the spam.
These changes include delays between creating new topics. Delays between adding new posts. And also limited the use of mark-up (links in posts, bolds, spoilers and unfortunately smilies).
We're working to restore some of this functionality and adding some safe-guards that are not so intrusive for our wonderful (real) users, but we do not have an ETA for this yet.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience and annoyance.
Please bear with us.