In order to make it easier for some people to respond to blog posts, we are temporarily changing the status of forum members from “Spectator” to “Participant”. This change may be permanent, but then again, may not. We are looking to see what the spam content would be like if we did this. Hopefully, not much.
Now, from what we’ve seen, it takes a bit o’ time before spammers start to notice that they can post. Sometimes a full day can pass before you start seeing the damage, but other times it can take a few days. We will check back several times a day to moderate to double check before we close off access again.