Also you should consider appointing community mods. The spam problem and the inability for new users to post links is not a trivial handicap. The key to solving the problem is 2 part. Allow reporting of posts and appoint community mods to resolve them. The volume of spam makes it unrealistic to combat unless you have community help. Not allowing new users to post links is a serious handicap.
I like the idea of appointing community moderators, I would be happy to delete spam so others don't have to read it and I would be even happier if someone else deleted it so that I didn't have to read it.
I agree the library issue is confusing. I think the best place to look for a quick status is the wiki. I've added a disclaimer at the top of the wiki lib status page so that people reading it will know that the listed status may lag the actual code.
I also see that someone is adding a release version to the status... This should help.