I'm currently the only active member who has (partial)
moderator admin privileges, which means that I'm the only one that can ban, the only one that can delete one user's posts across the board, and the only active member who can delete posts in some of other forums ("Help, for instance"). Ahaugen and Phil are the only active moderators on this board, since they have to delete posts one by one it's a drag to do it when there's a full page of spam. Naturally, those kinds of things always happen when I'm away for a couple of days.
I think that this forum definitely needs more moderators. I would also like if it had more active posters with partial admin powers like mine. Every single visit consists of a few minutes of posting and twice as much minutes of deleting posts and banning IPs. While other moderators delete messages in GD, I still have to regularly check all other forums, most of which always have at least one or two new spam messages. It's pretty much sucked all the fun out of visiting here.
I think Cuddly would make a great admin. Also, more mods. It'd certainly take a load off my back. Someone with twitter account has to bother main admins about this.
Of course it would be preferable if there was a permanent solution for spam. It's been months and flow of spambots hasn't dried up a single bit and banning IPs does nothing.
Edit: Cuddly, you've been around for years now.
Edit edit: Reports are useful when they point, for instance, to a post burried in the thread or a forum. Like if the thread has been replied to after the spam post, I might miss it. If there's a flood of posts, there's no use in flagging all of them, or, well, any.