I do miss the days when I can come to the forums and not see a third of threads locked. But what enrages me the most is how can they POSSIBLY THINK we - a community of art nerds and anime geeks - would give even the slightest fuck about those fucking sporting events they insist on us watching. Based on my experiences - the art and anime/pop-culture community despises sports and everything having to do with it (except Wii sports ) with a burning passion
Indeed, those things have been the scourge of the forums for several months now.... I really wish it were within dA's powers to IP ban the spammers, or even bring legal action against the companies responsible. Thinking about it logically though, I wouldn't be surprised if the spammers were bots operating from innocent computers via worms or trojans (or whatever virus type would be used).
Unfortunately, locking them doesn't stop more of them from being posted. They need to stop them from being posted in the first place, but I don't know how they might go about doing that as I have no experience with web development.
I appreciate they can't do anything at the drop of a hat, but it's getting a bit out of hand and spoils the forums a lot.