There must be some way of dealing with people who join a site like this in order to advertise their products. I know we can't boil them in oil or slowly remove their finger nails, but there must be some appropriately harsh treatment.
19th century dentist's chair and tools. Give me immunity and leave me alone with them for a few hours, or more if I'm enjoying myself.
The problem with spam like this is that it pays
for the spammer. As long as one idiot out of 10,000 gives them money, they're making very good money.
You can add "captchas" (the weird little images with almost-unreadable text you have to input) and add several hoops to jump through in order to post, but the spammers can basically pay people 5 cents per message posted and still be happy with the net result.
Depressing? You bet.
Maybe I shouldn't be joking about that dentist's chair ...
That being said, I think that this forum's moderators -- sorry, "super administrators" -- do an excellent job in removing such spam. I just hope there won't be too much of it to keep up the good work.