Since I was the person who asked LilacMajesty and Matthew for the registration to be opened so the readers who were trying to register could do that, I feel very responsible for the spammers.
I have been sending Matthew updates about what is happening here since the spammers have invaded.
I have researched and sent Matthew the links to the programs that can be used to prevent spammers and bots from joining.
I have offered to do anything at all possible to assist getting rid of the bots and spammers from monitoring new members that I come across, to sending messages with names via PM to him so he can more easily delete their accounts.
I have offered to learn how to admin this board, clean it out, set up the preventer programs and then leave it to a mod of his choice.
I visit LJ daily to see if their have been any further responses since the last one 3 weeks ago. There have been 2 mentions to the problems in the weekly LJ message. So far I have no direct responses, since the one I mentioned in the updates.
BUT I live in HOPE. Matthew posted this yesterday in the LJ ITL posting message
(I have some messages in my in-box that I need to get back to some people about. Just wanted to let you know that I'll get back to you soon, it's just 2:38 in the morning here and I need to step out for a minute to, you know, nap and stuff.)
I hope that he meant LilacMajesty & me.
I would hate to have to live with the knowledge that I killed this board.