Job Number One is to fix the spam issue. This is actually a major problem, spam is consuming too many resources, killing our Google ranking, and annoying everyone that uses the site.
Time to get aggressive. New accounts are disabled until we get the situation under control. Maybe we could form spam hunting groups? How would people feel about giving you -- the mindsay user -- the ability to directly flag accounts as spam? One can "report spam" right now, but that requires a lazy admin like myself to take action!
Sorry Adam and I haven't been around a lot. We're still here though!