On one hand, I absolutely agree that there has been way too much spam. On the hand, I'm not sure whether FS would put (or I suppose be able) to put in a moderator all the time. Given that it's a free site, and moderation would cost money. I do, however, wonder if it could be made easier to stop by implementing other solutions.
I did see a spam post a couple of weeks back and used the 'report abuse' button to send in a ticket...partially because it was spam, and more than that the link looked seriously dodgy (and no, I wasn't game to see if was a malware site myself
). They did actually respond really quite quickly, probably 12 hours or so...something like that. But I guess by the time that goes through, a lot of people have had time to see it. I do wonder if there could be a spam button that would send the post straight to moderation/review (similar to the ticket, but I guess without it being there for several hours). The only risk here being that similar to how the 'report abuse' button has seemed on occasion to be misused...i.e. someone didn't like a post someone wrote, so they reported it and the person's posts go to moderation while it's sorted. I could have the wrong person, but I do think I read a post along the lines that something like that happened to you Bglrn.
But yeah, it's really annoying.