At the beginning of January the forum came under a sustained barrage of spam registrations. This artificially inflated the number of registered users and also resulted in some spam-type private messages being sent to our regular users. We have now implemented additional anti-spam features (which I can't go in to for obvious reasons) which should help reduce the amount of bad registrations in the future. I'd like to apologise to anyone who experienced any spam through the PM system or posted on the forum. Please continue to let us know of any bad postings/users by clicking the "Report this Post" link next to any post or by contacting us through the "Contact Us" page - which is at the bottom of all forum pages. Finally, you may have noticed the total number of registered users has dropped. This is a result of us removing spam users from the database. We always try our best to ensure the figure on the home page is as accurate as possible and will continue to do so in the future.