Leosghost - 6:17 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
IMO same as it always was .."drive by" spam at weird hours and in fora where they know the mod isn't around at that time is always there, first time posters who never read TOS and post their domains, is also always there, those who forget ( or don't read TOS and post code dumps with their domain is still around ) with a slight increase in those touting for SEO and article writing.. as in "I'm an SEO specialist and / or I have extensive article writing guest blogging experience and in my opinion" being mentioned in the first 100 posts from the same member ( resumé posts is how I think of them ..or trying to be subtle "sig" posts )...They used to be less frequent back in the days when you couldn't sign up with what was obviously your business name or site name as your "nic" here..
That would be IMO a good rule to begin enforcing again..would cut back on a lot of the "instant experts" ..
The "good post thankyou for sharing/ inforation" type posts that come in from some countries ..tend to attract the pro forum spammers from nearer to "home" as well..
The social media threads especially get a lot of those..
I read almost every thread here in each forum, every day..and I keep odd hours..and may drop in many times per day, I have one machine that has WebmasterWorld "active threads" page running as it's home page..and I leave it open ..so I see a lot of spam that doesn't "last"..;)