As several of our loyal site members have noticed, yes, we have been attacked by spammers and we blew it because we were very late in responding to your posts/e-mails. We have now blocked many names/words used by the spammers, as well as a range of IP addresses. We've also deleted a large number of spam comments. Unfortunately, it's an ongoing battle, and it's likely that we will be attacked again. I know many have said that this never happened on the old site but today's spammers/bots are light years ahead of where they were just six months ago. That said, we are prepared to take other countermeasures should the need arise. We've added a SPAM button on this and other pages at the site to make it easier for you to e-mail the Council's office, plus we have instituted a new monitoring policy to prevent the proliferation of spammers' posts in the future. Thanks for your continuing interest and participation.