Hello to all Cpnhelpers...I'm very sorry about the spam blocking problems that have cropped up. The old system worked pretty well for years. I believe the problem was fundamentally political in nature: it had become influenced by fascist propaganda spammers. The system was centrist, originally, but apparently had become more and more authoritarian in its screening of posts. Even "staff" like Macintosh were censored! Since there is no reforming extremists, we've switched to a completely different anti-spam system. Hopefully this will resolve things until we can do a more complete site upgrade. If you have any problems with the new system, post here as it may need some adjusting as we go. Thanks for your patience!