As of late we've been hit by a few spam-bots in various threads on the boards. I've found a few of the threads would allow guest users to post in it and have since then disabled that access. Also I've enabled the feature that requires new members to be reviewed by an admin before they can start posting. I know this isn't exactly the open mentality we like to convey at the 12th Legacy, but I think it will help us prevent users from doing harm to our forums just for the lulz. Guest users can still view the forums, but they won't officially get to post on it until their membership has been approved.
We'll continue to research ways to prevent spam-bots from attacking our forums and try to make this process as easy and transparent as we can.