We're in the middle of another spam attack, which practically has become a denial-of-service attack with dozens of meaningless threads created so far.
We seem to get one of these every few weeks, although this one seems to be the worse yet.
TrumpetMaster might benefit from a system that vets new users. I don't know if it's possible, but let me suggest the following.
- Include a captcha to prove the entity creating a new account is a human and not a bot.
- Include a captcha for new users when creating their first few threads.
- An alternative might be to have the moderators approve all new accounts, similar to what many trumpet-related forums on Facebook require.
(This thread might be in the wrong forum. If so, please feel free to move it.)