They are. And they need to be hunted down and killed.
Anyway, this leads to this:
The forum has been getting a LOT of signups from spam bots lately. To the point of where I’ve begun banning subnets. Seriously morons, use a virus scanner and some common sense and keep these damn things off your system(s). If you’re a legitimate user from one of the subnets I’ve denied, then I’m sorry to say that you’re out of luck. I hate being an asshole about it, but frankly some places have more zombied machines/spammers than others and that’s just the way it is. If you don’t like it, do something about it. Hunt these fuckers down and cut their nuts off. They’re making it bad for the honest user.
That means that I’ve started cleaning out the shit from the forums. And by shit, I mean spam bots and their owners. It’s getting on the stupid side of things lately. I’ve had several attempts at adding accounts by confirmed spam harvesters.