Some of you may have experienced periods of poor response from the forums. Unfortunatly this is a result of a spam tactic which our site has become a victim of. To attempt to prevent a future 'attack', we have implemented a new promotion strategy. When users first register, they will have limited permissions (signatures, private messaging etc). After 5 posts, they will become a full members with the standard privaledges.
What does this mean to you? Hopefully nothing. However, there may be another few weeks of problems whilst the spam traffic still comes through. I aplogise for the inconvieniance this may cause, but please be aware that we are doing our upmost to prevent spam.