Hi, all! As any site gets big and draws a lot of traffic, it becomes a target for spam, questionable members, and unwanted emails from said members. In fact, since Christmas, the incidence of spam members has increased quite a lot despite our very rigorous spam filters.
As a result, I now review every new member who joins the site, and I actively delete those who appear to be here for purposes of spreading spam or making unwanted advances to other members. Today, I have already deleted several accounts in the course of a few short hours of being awake, and I have barred those email addresses from accessing the site again. This is something I do EVERY day.
However, if you happen upon such a member/account before I do, there are a few things you can do to help me out and to keep the site free of these annoyances:
1) Report the post to me using the report feature, which is generally located to the right of photos, or under comments. Or send me a private message with a link to, or a screen shot of, the objectionable member profile or content.
2) Do not send your reports to other members or contributors of the site. I am the only one who can delete members of the site or content, so sending the complaint to someone else only delays my addressing of the issue.
3) While I take care of cleaning up the site, you can always block spam members by using the "Block" feature to the right of the person's member profile. Though, in all honesty, this should rarely be necessary as I routinely comb new members every day.
Sadly, these sorts of things add tremendously to the admin burden of this site, and there may be times I am busy with more important work and do not catch these things before you do. For that, I apologize. But, please know that I am working hard to keep this site "clean", and please help out by taking the above steps if you encounter any issues.