A contentious issue and I know there was a previous discussion on this but that is locked.but do the spam threads affect server performance?
If you look at the forums page you will see that there have been approximately 850k posts. About 180k of these posts are in the Misc forum. If you look at the first fifty threads of the Misc forum about 95% of the posts are in the game/weekend/spam threads if you extrapolate this then approx 170k posts in the Misc forum are spam etc. So if you do the maths around 20% of the total posts on the whole of HDUK are spam.
The game and weekend threads (imo) are pointless and not really why I come to HDUK. There are plenty of other sites where the banter could be carried out.
I know this view isnt likely to be popular and I can just ignore the threads but the scale seems to be increasing.
If the spam threads affect server performance then they should be banned or restricted - if they don't then there's not a problem.....