Honestly, I have not seen too much spam here lately. But other facts might stop new members from staying here (assuming that they could register), such as:
a) If new members cannot register, then it goes without saying that this is the biggest problem facing the forum.
b) The "Outside Links Of Interest" forum seems to be locked. I cannot post there at all. Can anyone else create a new thread there?
c) Old posts with Greek Unicode do not display properly. Perhaps I have not stated the matter with technical correctness, but the fact is older posts (not SPIONIC ones) using Greek Unicode are not displayed properly.
d) The search function does not result in hits among the older posts. This is a most serious deficiency, as it makes the past wealth of the forum less accessible. It can still be searched via Google, I do believe.
Now I have never managed a forum, and I'm sure that it takes a lot of effort, but it may be that facts such as the ones which I have enumerated might not make the best impression on new members, and in consequence they may tend to post less than they otherwise would. I hope that I am exaggerating.
ἀλλ' ἔγωγε ἐξ αὐτῶν τούτων μᾶλλον αὐτὸν τεθαύμακα, ὅτι ἔν τε ἀλλοκότοις καὶ ἐν ἐξαισίοις πράγμασι αὐτός τε διεγένετο καὶ τὴν ἀρχὴν διεσώσατο. Dio LXXII 36.3