All things considered, a pretty large update! I've got more to talk about, but check back past the break for that.
As I've stressed before, time and again, this site exists for the community, so if you've got some ideas, post them below, and let us hear about it!
On the business side of things, I'm working on drafting a "longer-term" plan, hopefully ready to present something this week, or early next week, which lays down a specific "here's what we are going to do" plan, and then let you guys think it over, poke it with a stick, then call me an idiot, and have me do it again; as far as running a site, its been a pretty successful model thus far :-)
Expect one or two more "meta" posts in the next few days, and until then, let me know your thoughts below
I just had to AC-ban (prevent as posting as AC) an IP address that was doing that in a bunch of stories. We're working on it to find that happy middle ground that allows us to be i18n friendly, while not dealing with stupid spam.
Ulitmately though, any spammer or griefer can spam anything, UTF-8 related or not.
Not anymore they can't. They can't do anything but occupy as much space as the same number of lines of garbage text would anymore thanks to paulej72.