The Linux Mint Community recently lost our well-respected forum Moderator Husse; sadly he passed away earlier this month. He is missed and it is quite obvious how much of himself he gave to the forums.
Things will equilibrate in time, as for now - it is a short period of limbo.
This just goes to show how much Husse had things under control... Clem is in the process of reorganizing the team to pick things up but it will take a little while. Please just ignore the spam for now.