I plan to upgrade the site software Friday night / Saturday morning, starting about 11 p.m. on the west coast / 2 a.m. on the east coast. The new versions will constains some productivity improvements that will speed up my posting, and much better spam controls than the old version (which actually had none -- all of our current anti-spam measures rely on free add-ons developed by the XenForo user community). Major new features include: 1. New editor 2. Quick editing will work again in FireFox 3. Registration via your Twitter & Google logins (won't be available until I'm able to configure them). The only API currently allowed is Facebook 4. Key anti-spam improvements Country blocker removed: Russia, Ukraine, China, India will be able to access this site All user content will be spam-checked by Akismet Key Captcha (that jigsaw puzzle that a lot of people have trouble with) will be replaced by a sliding-bar captcha -- much easier for humans but still effective at blocking spammers What spam, you say? Since I last cleaned out the spam logs on June 9 of last year, 184,000 registration attempts matching known spammers have been blocked. It gets really ugly in a forum when that slime finds its way in and starts posting rubbish everywhere.