Hi all. I just realized that this thread was 6 pages long, confusing and filled with a lot of contradictory advice. I've trimmed 95% of it away, and I'm going to post a clarification and lock it.
Once upon a time we had a thread where people could report spam. We don't do that any more. Instead, Mez's post (just above this one) has the current recommendation for reporting spam. Use the report post button. In extreme cases or if something takes way too long to go away, send an email. Remember we aren't always as fast as you might hope. (Don't send an email first thing, please.)
Please don't report spam in threads like this one used to be. It gets too hard to find or follow. Thanks.
PS - Let me remind everyone: please do not reply to spam threads (even as a joke). It never helps.
"We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful."
Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System