Hey, I recently got hammered with a lot of spam on my forum. I went through and deleted it using the "spam cleaner". I recently ran a backlink check though and I noticed I had thousands of new spammy backlinks linking to the forum. Obviously I'm concerned that this will lead to my site being penalized. How is it that the spam lead to more links pointing towards my forum? I always figured it was the other way around.. While the spam threads appearing unless I'm logged in as the administrator.. I'm getting the following forum stats.. Discussions: 25,817 Messages: 25,924 I don't have anywhere near 25k posts/threads .. and I thought I deleted them.. Any idea why the 25k+ is appearing in my "forum statistics" section? Is there something I'm missing? Also, would simply deleting the spam threads fix the problem of spammy links linking back to my forum? Thanks in advance.