To combat the growing number of morons whose purpose in life is to deface websites like this with meaningless gibberish and a few links back to their own site, we're now restricting editing privileges to verified members of the community.

It's easy to get verified. Just shoot us an email at siteadmin(at)louisiades.net with your username for this site and a quick comment that makes it clear that you really are a yachtie or other friend of the Louisiades and we'll bump up your privileges.

You may be wondering what sort of defacement we're talking about - the irony is that it never sees the light of day (and more importantly is never picked up by a search engine) because we quarantine and delete it before it can be published. This extra measure is simply to reduce the amount of time we have to spend checking content and banning spammers. We get about 3-4 spam pages submitted each week.

Safe cruising!

Simon