This is a shame, the new board sucks compared to old. I see spam everywhere. If it's a result of a spell then it must be one of the other forums out there and it's users. Whoever created this board here should have a backup, a good one. Dunno why they can't restore old site. Sad really.
No idea, but in it's current state, I find it to be mostly unusable. I am being critical here, but I'm not trying to be an asshole. It sucks because out of all the forums I've tried, I've felt the most comfortable here. I just don't have all day to wade through spam posts, and the lack of basic features is just pushing me away.
Like I said in another post, I get wanting to code this from scratch, but in the meantime the forum is going to lose all it's users, and that *really* sucks.