There has been a marked increase in the amount of spam (particularly with "adult" themes) that is posted here in the last week or so. Dstroy and I and the other members who can moderate content delete these posts as quickly as possible, but sometimes that is not before they get sent out in the site digest emails or they show up in syndication. My apologies if you've been on the receiving end of some of those: not what I want to find in my Inbox before I've had my first cup of coffee either. Know that we try to kill them and close the accounts that posted them as quickly as possible.
Using the "flag as offensive" link at the bottom of such posts would help me. I think if 2 community members do that, the offending posts will get unreleased and will disappear for the rest of the site visitors.
I could make it more difficult for spammers to sign up, but of course that would make it more difficult for new folks who legitimately want to participate in the baking discussions to sign up. So I'm hesitant to make it too tough.