In the meantime, how about some lucky mods are dicked for "spam stag"? . .The Yellow Peril always seem to hit us in the early hours when there's no-one around to zap them.
Captcha's are a good idea when creating an account, that and a limit to the amount of posts a newly created user can post in a day like I've seen on other forums
Another one kicking off now
7 posts as of writing this
EDIT: Just looked at this jokers profile again. Now up to 38 posts. The "Report" button has only just shown up so I could flag him as a spammer. Why doesn't the "Report" button show up immediately on the users profile page?