I expected to never see them again on the company forums at least
I did report the post, and I'm not complaining at all.Why... they run just the built in spam detection stuff - and it's OK for bots, but if you have people behind it they can get in just like everyone else. That's why you just report it and go about your business.
Now, on your own forum, there are ample add-ons that can be used to prevent this.
I am aware of this, and thank XenForo for having implemented so many anti spam tools out of the boxSpam has been plaguing forums for ~ 5 years now. As far as I know, the XenForo team is the only vendor that has engaged in this effort directly. There are now significant spam-fighting features active right out of the box, and others that can be configured. In the long run this is going to be a major game-changer in the market place.
Bots can still sneak in. They made some major anti-spam improvements in 1.1.4 & 1.1.5. 1.2 adds to that.
As Mike said, the new features are gradually phased in.
Quite a few spammers have gone straight into moderation which means you never see the posts as they are then spam cleaned.
Nothing will ever stop human spammers who are using "clean" IP addresses though.
Well, apart from pre-moderating every new member, which I do on my site.
That's not really appropriate for here though as it may put potential customers off.
UI also use the StopCountrySpam (mainly for the proxy blocking but I do have RU,PL,CN,BA,KZ,KP,KG and a couple of others totally blocked).