I really hate to say it, but we are losing this forum to some two-legged pieces of excrement apparently operating out of China and/or Korea. I've lost count of how many spam messages they're posting, but it's beginning to flood out the actual coven members. I had this happen to a couple of Yahoo groups back in the day (I've been online a LONG time), and it can totally destroy a group or forum. Based on experience (I also used to work in Internet security in a previous life), I'd say it's time that signing up for the forum requires each person signing up to be vetted... that is, they sign up but do NOT get access until a system administrator has emailed back to verify their identity. It's a lot more labor-intensive but it can put a major dent in the spammers' operations and has the potential to save this forum from becoming a spam-crammed wasteland. The Sysadmins don't have to edit or censor or control any of the real posts (and hopefully won't!) but just by making sure there's a real human being actually interested in what this forum is for at the other end of the wire with that initial contact, they can keep this coven happily growing and helping each other.