Well, being away for a long time has its benefits. I just got on and cleared out a few hundred bogus registrations that had never posted anything and had never signed on. The weeding process continues.
By now you will have noticed I have reinstated new member requests. I hope this will allow us to add new members smartly while continuing to "thin the herd" and end up, hopefully, with a healty member base.
I continue to look for expertise in making over the website and these boards. Look for more changes, but by now you're used to my geologic time scale.