As far as I'm concerned, the Khat is still on probation and should watch his step somewhat. In fact, Khat, I would not use the words "king of flaming" again even with the addition "but I retired that crown". My responsibility in this cannot be denied. I'm generally not very involved with this forum so I am also not the kind of guy to watch for this thing. I could've given out a spam warning of some kind earlier, but I didn't. I don't believe in dishing out avatars after the fact. I said very little throughout, so it'd be a bit hypocritical of me to do so now. Though it would remind the people involved of this discussion, it wouldn't help at all in the future. If we want to keep this board spam-free, we need to start acting the part. And I, for one, can't be here regularly enough to do that. So that would mean: an extra moderator on the team, under the direct command of Jinxed. As you all know, Jinxed is the main moderator on the House of Lords (even though I am the self-proclaimed overlord of the terra-arcanum.com domain). That's why he came on board in the first place: because it was a job I didn't want anymore and didn't think I was very good at to begin with. Because his involvement here is (was) a fair bit bigger than mine I generally leave stuff to him. What I'm gonna do is this: I'm gonna discuss the issue in private with Jinxed. After that we'll decide what to do. The way I see it we have these options: 1. Do nothing. Let stuff slide, have a relatively spam-free board for a while and get another explosion after it builds up. We've generally done it like that in the past, and the result was a somewhat spammy board with a riot every so often. 2. A change in policy, with more work for Jinxed. 3. Rigorous anti-spam measures, like 2, but with a second active moderator. Candidates for this position would then be selected by Jinxed and me. Pushing yourself, or anyone else, forward, won't help a bit. (I'm talking to you here, DU. ). Of course you should also feel free to reject the job if we pick you in our infinite wisdom, because frankly, it's not all it's cracked up to be. I should also add that both 2) and 3) might lead to Saint Proverbius coming over to me and telling me "I told you so!", especially after Dragoon's V13 example. But that's a risk I'm willing to take.