Well, then it certainly depends on your style of viewing the boards. I didn't find any of the 'spamming' posts offensive because I don't read those forums. I click on the forum I want to read, and the 'new' posts are marked as such. Then I 'Open Link In New Window' by right clicking, and thus I keep from clicking all the time. I also don't get innundated with posts that I don't care about. I will also occasionally click on the 'new replies to your posts' link under my username. Just another style to think about.