I know I've said this before, but it gets worse on a regular basis. On the games discussion board we have an average of 10 spam threads each day, every single one of them by level 1 users/bots. It's distracting, it pushes meaningful threads to page 2 and it's dangerous, since many spam threads link to shady malware-infested websites. These threads could even lower gamespot's rating on Google PageRank.
Please impose a level restriction to open new threads, the spam is getting out of control.