UPDATE: We now have some new anti-spam software up and running, so I'm disabling the new post throttle. Thanks again for your patience!
As some of you have noticed, we've had an excessive amount of spam around the forums the last few days, most likely due to the holiday season. Unfortunately, these spammers have been able to bypass our normal anti-spam countermeasures.
We're looking into some new methods to cut the spam back, but in the meantime, we've added a 2-minute throttle to new posts. There is unfortunately no way to apply this only to new registrants (at the moment), so this applies to every user on the forums. This is only a temporary measure while we get something else in place, but in the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Our moderators have been working hard to clear up the spam as quickly as possible, but if you do happen to see any, please do use the report feature and the mod team will be notified immediately. Thanks