Ok, perhaps the quality of spam was higher then. At the moment people are posting for the hell of it.
We need an ongoing dialogue, not just a random assortment of semi-juvenile comments...
I agree with the dialogue part, in fact there's been some grumbling about this for a while now. Some people have even been complaining that they want some other members kicked out because of the quality of their posts.
Not necessarily saying I endorse any of it, that's just what's been happening.