Because of the huge number of linkladen postings, each of which I had to manually remove several times a day, I have password protected the guestbook. I am sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, but if you wish to access the guestbooks you must now email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the password to gain access. You should be able to describe your affiliation with WAS in several ways to establish your bona fide interest in the site. I hope by doing this to rid the site of unwanted advertising for non-website related links for pharmaceuticals and such. It will also help shield your email addresses from spammers, while also giving friends and former colleagues access to your email address. This should help cut down on your receiving unwanted spam email.