Spam is ridiculous here. Perhaps, if Tesla is too busy, the banning of these people can be allocated to the users willing to moderate the forum?
Just a idea.
It is odd that Tesla is this internet company and all, and fighting to remain one, but their internet window to the world is amateurish and unkempt at best.
If five users flag a post as inappropriate, it seems to vanish, although I think the mods can bring it back if they disagree.
I usually flag all the babaram etc. posts every few days. You can do it too. Just open the post and hover near the bottom. A link labeled "/* flag as inappropriate" will appear and you can click it.
@carlgo -- Tesla is not an Internet company; it's a car company. It's great that the cars are connected to the Internet, but that's not the same thing as being e.g. Google or Akamai.
I try to mark the spam as inappropriate also, sometimes as much as two pages, when I check the forum early in the morning. I encourage others to do likewise.
The magic number of flags is said to be five; if everyone will flag forum spam as soon as it appears it'll go away. It's up to TM to figure out a way to keep it away, though.
I don't agree with the criticism. The Tesla Motors website is excellent, in my opinion. It's beautiful and easy to find what you're looking for and get around. Sadly the same cannot be said for many corporate websites. Spam can be an issue, yes, but that's a problem with the whole web or anywhere that stupid people are allowed in. Maybe the solution involves deleting profiles who have repeat offenses and adding a layer of security at the profile creation stage to keep out robots and idiots. I don't know... a skill testing question, a riddle?
Spam angers me a lot, too. I used to post spammers' email address in a Russian forum where the hope was that bots would pick them up, but I don't think it really works or does anything.