Yes, there has been a serious uptick in spam recently. We are looking at ways to get down on this bot traffic and we will remove it as fast we can.
Please understand that we are an all-volunteer non-profit organization and there isn't really a team of moderators, but a few people who also have full-time jobs. We are going to look at getting more volunteers to moderate the forums. The good news is that there is more activity on the forum which is unfortunately also what attracts spam traffic.
THE MIDI ASSOCIATION (TMA)
The community of people who work, play and create with MIDI