The person with the user name “Mackily” registered on the site this past weekend and posted a lot of unrelated commercial posts (i.e. spam) to many of the forum topics. The result was that everyone who had previously contributed to those topics got a notification email that there were new posts.
On Monday, I blocked Mackily’s account (he/she can no longer log in) and deleted the posts.
Early in the year I made some changes that reduced the spam – but it is a continuous battle. I am making some new changes that will further reduce the spam – but there isn’t a perfect solution.
Most importantly, everyone should know that no personal information or email addresses were disclosed.