I don't post much on here mostly due to time at the moment. But I've never read the spam thread. Because it's spam right... Whenever i see it come up in the unread pile I skip right past it.
I agree with a lot of what's been said already. The community feels too thin at the moment. Not totally sure how to fix it without alienating some of those people.
Do we have a poll of who are the active members and what/if they play at the moment?