Time is faster on the internet. We're accustomed to instant results when a page draws, quick replies in forums, the ability to search up information in a jiffy and it's all pretty darn fast. Much faster, in fact, than most of our personal lives and the things we do when we're not on the computers, playing on the internet.
Nonetheless, we tend to assume and then demand instant results. After all, Google can load up several pages of information in only a fraction of a second, so why cannot problems on a website be resolved with a few keystrokes or a click? Everything else works that way, right?
In fact, no. Even for those of us whose daily jobs involve computer programming, software glitches, upgrading hardware and programming of databases don't just happen with a keystroke and "Bing!" it's fixed. For the rest of us, having your house tented for termites, or cancer hacked out of your guts or picking the colors and furniture for your re-do of the living room all take TIME, and much moreso if you can't leave the house, can't miss work or share the living room with another owner that lives 2 hours away (for example). Things do not happen as quickly, off-line, as we perceive them to, on-line.
So, I suggest we "Assume the Best" and presume that the owners and admins of this site are working on a solution to the spamming and probably also the structural issues related to having old software programs in use. If they are, it might take a little time --certainly longer than a keystroke or two. We are not "disenfranchised" or "ripped off" by the Admins when they're working hard to fix a problem we'd like them to fix.
This is not to suggest that some updates wouldn't be nice (those don't take much time) or that suggestions herein might not be good ideas (shutting off registration, but allowing all registered members to post). I am merely suggesting that things take time and now, further: that if someone leaves a website forever because they couldn't post for a week, that's either just plain dumb.