I thought I'd give an update to all the members who are impatiently waiting for the members section to return. I have now begun going over the database and started to remove all the spam users and posts. This could take a day or two. Next I'm going to make sure that when I bring the members section back up again, it will be much less prone to be overrun by spammers.
I may need a volunteer or two of the old members to take on the task of deleting any new spam user that slips through in the future. I will see what kind of solution I'll be able to implement and contact those who may be interested.