Yeah, something has changed in the past couple of days though. Three days ago I was deleting hundreds of posts per hour that weren't queued. It was terrible D:
Still a bit higher than usual; a common tactic for non-bots is to post rubbish posts that are not actually spam, then edit the spam in. I can think of a dozen ways to prevent or eliminate the bot based spam, but real users is far more difficult. And I know we've had the discussion in the past; I personally don't think that posts for new users should be moderated.