I tried getting in touch with derek about this, but he never responded, so here it is in public.
About 90% (totally unresearched #) of the new signups for this board are spam accounts that just want to get links on tigsource.com to other sites so as to leach our popularity and increase their PageRank
I've frequently complained about the quality of the board software in terms of usability, but now the crappiness is being leveraged by scammers to make money.
Anyone who cares to see for themselves can either just watch the number of registered users increase absurdly fast, or go into the member list and start randomly clicking names.Here's the list alphabetically
and if you click around on some you'll find they have never posted and have links in their signatures to prescription drugs and cubic zirconia and shit like that.
If you check the list sorted by most recent registrations
the problem rapidly becomes much clearer.