I apologize for the inconvenience,
but I have had to disable just about every convenience
feature because of the exploitation by spammers
and hackers. Believe it or not, I probably manually
delete about 20-30 bogus registrations each day
and 5-10 trash posts on the form. It is a constant
battle, but otherwise the entire forum would be
filled with useless crap that everyone would have
to put up with in order to get useful inforomation.
There is a major new version of the forum software
that is supposed to be released later this year
that has significantly improved antispam and known
malicious IP protection, so hopefully then I wil
be able to relax the other protections. I have looked
into other forum software, but from the discussions
I have read, they all suffer from the same woes.
As with other types of terrorism, having to
put up with and protect against cyberterrorism is
a price we all pay in terms of inconvenience. Why
the wolrd tolerates it is beyond my comprehension.
I have personally advocated publically for the execution
of the worst of them and the lifetime imprisonment
of their family members. We need to make the price
for such acts so great that nobody other than the
truly insane would even consider engaging in it.
Thanks for writing, and take care.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster