There's just tons of new spam nearly every day here... not the worst thing in the world;it's handled quickly, but darn... Is it really worth the spammers' time to have their stuff on the front page for a few minutes before it's deleted?
As other Mods and Admins have mentioned, it's not so much about making money from the click itself as it is about creative a massive index for search engines to aggregate. I'd be curious to know if any stats are kept on who reports the most, and if we can have special forum flair.
I have seen some of the spam posts ended up top of Google search within an hour.
So I guess this works. Too bad for the spammers we killed those posts really fast, thus invalidating the search results.
We still have too many gerbils responding to some of them instead of using the Report button. Please don't respond and bump their posts. Report and whoever in the mod group swings by that moment can just scoop them up and shove them to the junkyard.
And for those who missed the brief mention, our site coding ninja Morphine created this thing called the "Hammer of Banning +4" (the HoB), which allows SuperMods/Admins like JBI and Captain Ned the ability to kill these single-post spams extremely quickly. I think it is time the term HoB enters into the general TR forum lingo like the word "gerbil".
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
Gerbils unite! Fold for UnitedGerbilNation, team 2630.