|emily (Remember The Milk) says:|
In the past week or so, we've seen a dramatic increase in spammers on the forums. These people pose as users, but include a signature in their post that links to a spam site. (If you haven't seen these, it's because we've been deleting them as they were posted. :)
We've now added the nofollow attribute to all external links posted on these forums to discourage this behaviour. We'll also be removing signatures that include links from forum posts, as links that aren't relevant to the post topic aren't appropriate on the forums.
To the spammers: please stop wasting your time here.
Posted at 12:34am on March 21, 2010