Dear Cookshack, as a frequent reader and contributor to this forum, I and some others have noticed an increasing frequency of "spam" posts, i.e., posts that resurrect a five- or six-year-old (or even older) thread and add a seemingly innocuous comment, sometimes in poor English grammar, that at first look seem relevant, but really show little or no relation to the subject, and then include a link to what invariably is a spam or fake site, sometimes generating warnings or actual crashes of a web browser.
In these cases, the poster shows as a "member," which indicates the process of joining the CS Forum may be a bit lax. I have reported a large number of these fake posts which have then usually been removed. I wonder if CS would provide its real members with some information on how it plans to deal with this increasing annoyance to members interested in BBQ and not in irrelevant and even dangerous links being posted? Thanks for your responsiveness to those of us who want this Forum to succeed and become better.