I understand that you are dealing with a number of issues, and I certainly applaud the work that you all have done thus far. You guys have been rock stars in the improvement of Voat.
More of a feature request, but it would be nice to have a reasonably effective search for Voat , and obviously this would take a lower priority after security / spam/ paid accounts, and the myriad of other issues you all are experiencing (AKA "one true sane goat spamming") .
I would certainly be willing to help. At any rate, in regards to the spamming, there is a great open source C library called SimMetrics that can be very effective for Record Linkage, dependent upon the attack vectors that can be made as a CLR. Just an FYI...
PM me if you need any assistance with that, and again, thanks for all your hard work.