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Heather - tell whomever runs the forum that there are plug-ins available for spam. if you need more info I'll ask the owner of another forum I am a moderator on. I know it's not from the company that makes the software for the forum, it's a different company, but since we started using it, it's really cut down on the spam. also, there's some kind of other software or 'button' that will put suspect posts in a moderator's cue, so we can't see it but you guys can, and you would approve the post before it hits the forum.
Another option, is for the moderators to check the bio's and IP addresses of new members, so make sure they are real ppl. usually spammers put lame answers for the bio part, and the IP addres doesn't match what they put on their bio. big hint it's a spammer. also whomever owns this forum can block certain IP addresses.
hope that helps.