We see some improvement in sci.math already with the New Googles Newsgroups where many of the off topic post abusers are being deleted.
Such as the Kevin constant off-topic posts. I opined that Kevin was doing it because he is scisick (chips on the shoulder). And to get his daily kick by irritating people with off topic posts.
But I opined that BroilJab was just Kevin again with a different name. So that Kevin was off-topic abuse, but in combination with BroilJab and perhaps even HVAC (another pseudoname for Kevin) that in combination, their second game is that of filling up the poster board with their nonsense so that the worthwhile physics and math posts are buried.
So we have OFF Topic abusers
And we have what I call Poster HOGS that aim to bury the worthwhile posts.
There is no better example of a Poster Hog at this moment than Sam Wormley. I opine it is a computer program and not a person.
Anyway, a typical Wormley spam post is a post of just one or two lines referring to some other website. What is so obnoxious about that, is it knocks of all the worthwhile posts when Wormley does about 10 of them at a time.
Now I myself do at most about 3 or 4 posts per day but when Wormley does it as a Poster Hog, he consumes the entire board.
So, what is the sense of someone reading a list of headlines and posting 10 of those 1 liners, just so that he can bump off all the posters who had something worthwhile to say about physics.
The old classic of Poster Hogs was the "Solutions Manuals" which they cared less about selling manuals and more about bumping off all worthwhile posts.