New Discussion Procedures
As you can see the discussion board really slows down in the heat of the summer so I am taking this opportunity to try some code modifications that should help keep the board spammers in line. This shouldn't have any impact on currently registered users but will prevent the flow of illegitimate board members.
Another change will be the addition of private messaging. I am adding this to prevent the need to show your e-mail in the memberlist in order to communicate with other members. Only registered users can sent "PMs" so this should help keep your mailboxes from getting spammed (at least via this site).
We take this spamming pretty seriously and you can see that to date we have never had a single spam posting make it to the discussion forum. We are very proud of that but we don't want to get complacent. Be sure to hide your email in your account configuration when you log in or register and new registrants need to know Lee and Joan's last name to create a new account.