I have instituted a change in the way users and new users are sorted out, in an effort to control the spammers. 1. The default Registered user group now requires moderator approval to post replies or new threads. 2. Once an account has 5 approved messages, users will be moved to the Valid Members secondary group, which will lift the requirement for moderator approval on posting and new threads. 3. Everyone that fits the criteria of having 5 messages has already been moved up, so most of our active users shouldn't see any changes. Hopefully, this will fix the spammer issue.