This forum has been hit heavily by so called "spambots" the last month or so, and therefor I'm unfortunately forced to turn guest-posting off, so only registered members can post from now on

A spam-bot is an automated script (bot) that replies to a thread and posts spam in the shape of links to various sites - especially phamaceutical and pornographic content.

An example of an automated post (links has been removed):
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This particular kind of spambot is a very nasty new phenonomen and very hard to stop as it uses computers from all over the world, so when I block one site it just uses another. My theory is that it is possibly working as a virus that takes over vounerable computers (probably of the windows kind) and uses them to send out spam.

Anyhow, here's a list of IP addresses it has used so far to spam this site: (November 22, 2004) (November 15 - 18, 2004) (November 5, 2004) (October 23 - 24, 2004)