...we are just stuck in an antiquated interface by forces beyond our control. With our present technology, monitoring the boards is rather like giving one person a hoe and telling him or her to go weed 10,000 acres every day. While they also have to haul water, feed the cows, collect the eggs, shear the sheep. So we appreciate very much the patience of all of you who are still here.
We are working on the spam and communication issues. We've had some server and other changes and are still smoothing out the inevitable bumps and glitches, for which we apologize. Please keep reporting spam and trolls via toh_report; if it bounces, it's usually because the box is full and the farmhand assigned to check the mail is out milking the cows or putting out a fire in the feed barn. The TOH web team is small, the site is huge, and spammers are wily and legion; but we promise not to give up, and we hope you won't either. The intention is still to provide a place where forum members can be the fantastic resource to one another that you are. :D