Originally Posted by meegosh
I don't think any of these spammers are using sigs....
I guess I should ask what the definition of spamming is, on this forum. If you have a link in your signature line that leads to a business website... isn't that spamming? It's one thing to post a link to your blog about fish, but isn't it considered spamming to post a link to, say, a plumbing shop? Or a place that sells "discount" cell phones? Especially if the post adds nothing constructive to the thread. If folks want to advertise, shouldn't they pay like all the other legitimate advertisers here do? And then there's always the possibility that the link in the signature line leads you to a compromised page that may try to serve you a virus. This type of spam is here, definitely.
I've kind of given up on reporting what I consider spam because of what Ahab mentioned. Not only do you have to wait a minute between reports, but the script used to report the spam seems to lock things up for a good 30 seconds before you get your browser back. That, and the fact that I've seen what I consider "signature line spam" stick around for weeks... it just seems like it isn't a big priority.