The spam isn't the forum's problem. The forum's problem is that the Chaps are not releasing any new content, and therefore there is nothing to make topics about. A new forum won't change that.
No, it's a fairly recent problem that started early 2011 & went out of control this year. I think it's bots.
Is it that hard to allow old users to become new mods? It's gotta be esier than coding new user security.
Maybe we should try whatever forum system they're using at Yugioh Abridged; you have to add a birthdate, agree to forum rules, answer a show-related question, & type in a captcha. It's vBulletin. ::Checks their website:: Never mind, they're waaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive.