Excuse the pun, but it has been a Good Friday
Today, new spam prevention software, known as 'Soldier Bee' (named after the bees that protect the entrance to the hive), is running on the server and keeping those people and bots who want to spam the forum away. I've been manually testing it for the last few weeks, however today it has been let free and running without any manual intervention.
Although from a users perspective the spam here may seem minimal, its because I spent around 7 hours each week keeping on top of it. So if 'Soldier Bee' is as good as tests show, it will save me all that time (and hassle!), and allow me to do more productive things.