Due to the heavy, persistent spamming we have had to instigate a Full Moderation Queue in all public forums.
It's in place now and does not affect existing members.
New registrants can still use the red Post a topic and Post a reply buttons but their first 3 posts (or topics) have to be approved/released by a Mod. This allows Mods to delete Spam posts too, keeping the forums uncluttered.
After the third post/topic is approved, new registrants can post freely without restrictions (though still subject to the Forum Rules).
Please note: There's currently no on-screen message to inform newcomers that their post is in a queue, but we're hoping to have this in place at some point soon. They do get told when each moderated post is approved.
We have a small group of Moderators, so please be patient and allow time for your posts to be approved.