Thanks Stefan. We'll know for sure as soon as community management chimes in and confirms our assumptions.
The age of spam: you may be as surprised as I was to know that nowadays you can reply to posts almost anonymously. A couple of hours ago I forgot to log in before pressing the Reply button (used to be hidden if not logged on but not anymore) and was presented with a special reply editor with email and nickname input fields at the top. I think I know why that feature has been enabled, but still it seems very courageous in an age of massive attacks..
[Edit] Ah, these posts immediately go to moderation. Good!