I enjoy Active Rain and believe it is a great learning a communications tool for Realtors. However, I've noticed an ever increasing problem occurring on Active Rain that is making it less appealing. The problem is a variance of SPAM in various groups. I like to go to the Ethics and the Realtor forum to read about Realtor issues related to ethics. The problem I am having is that about half of the posts on the Ethics forum have nothing to do with ethics and I have to wade through "SPAM" to find what I am looking for. On the first page of the forum today there are half a dozen listing ads that have nothing to do with ethics. There are also many other original posts that have nothing to do with ethics. Why have subject specific forums if any subject is allowed to be posted? Something needs to be done to purge the various forums of posts that have nothing to do with that forum. Something also needs to be done to educate Active Rain members on appropriate posts.