More and more junk posts, and a real time wasting headache for @EEight
They are trying to generate backlinks to boost their Google SEO ranking, so don't click the links or they will be encouraged to spam the site even more, especially if there are web designers with this forum in their list of victims.
Maybe it is only a matter of time before bots hit on this forum, and then we will be searching through thousands of junk posts every day. The bots bypass "captchas" with ocr and with image recognition will probably get past the image captchas as well.
Probably a blacklist api will be the only tool that will help, but of course it will not catch new operators.
https://www.stopforumspam.com/ have a free api.
It is very obvious to regular users of the forum when a post is junk. Humans can spot the pattern much easier and more accurately than a program.
Of course they will get better at spoofing posts that look real, so we will miss a few.
Sometimes they copy / paste an old post and modify the links. We see that immediately and a quick search confirms.
This forum is lucky in that it has a good number of regular users, and it is a specialised technical site.
Maybe moderator rights should be extended to those that would like to help...... only for guest removal purposes...... and that could help @EEight with his workload?
Spammers could then be taken down very quickly.