I understand that not everyone in the sciences understands how spam advertising works, but it should not be too hard to train. I know one daft moderator who thinks repeating a link is spam even. wheersmanna is the banned name of a member who recently uploaded spam to Sciforums. http://www.sciforums.com/search.php?searchid=690709 17 posts designed to get lost in Sciforums history and forever be hosted by search Engines within Sciforums. A moderator has banned that username, but has left all 17 posts intact. If I was placing secret advertisements for my services, would a ban on my name deter me if I placed 17 successful advertisements on my last attempt. Wheersmanna2 could easily resurface in a day using the name "bigspammer" and all we would do is ban them after their work is done. In 20 years someone searching for "blackfriday-deals" may come across a sciforums post posted by banned member wheersmanna 2- years earlier. In other words SCIFORUMS NOW IS HOSTING THESE 17 SPAM POSTINGS FOREVER. unless Moderators are trained to have a clue about dealing with Spammers, and how Spam works. I understand some like Stryder are aware of issues, but I too often see Spam left here and it only encourages more. Sciforums should have a policy to delete Spam and announce this harshly to any new members (with this intent). "Sciforums POLICY is to remove ALL SPAM POSTS" sort of lecture upon joining. Then we only need smarter moderation.