First, let me apologize about the spam we have been getting on our board. We are doing what we can to combat it. Our latest attempt involves the use of IP blacklists. Hopefully, this will help rather than hinder. Blacklist servers are known to sometimes delay or abort SQL queries into the forum, so if you are getting a lot of those, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be trying some different registration schemes to aid in stopping the spammers before they gain access to the board.
Thank You for your patience.