As Caty knows, yesterday i had 2 genuine posts sent for mod approval before they were visible. This maybe was because my proxy (set to 'random country') was using the same ip as that of a known spammer. I'm now using my anonymous proxy set to a Western country and the problem hasn't repeated .... however, if the spammers are also using anon.proxies which i'm quite sure they are, this problem may be experienced by other 'non-spamming' normal users like me. If so, that's unfortunate but i for one am prepared to put up with it if it kills the spam. You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs, i.e. a bit of collateral damage for the greater good. Viva la Noeman!