Excuse my late response to your post, Sir David of Dalek (don't know how I missed it), but I think you make a very cogent, useful, relevant proposal.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
regardless of the number of times I attempt to confirm my email address firstname.lastname@example.org nothing happens. no email shows up---nothing---nada---zilch. i really dislike the various messages you display for those in this situation. please fix...
Dave is there a way to do the equivalent of a trace route on the confirmation email. I use gmail and can view my spam folder as well as the new message folder and as far as I can tell I'm not getting the confirmation request. In lieu of that perhaps you could just manually throw the switch that says 'email confirmed'?
The member has been nuked. Can any of the admins please delete these messages as it could take a while for these messages to be removed by reporting it.
Also it would better if there would be a option to delete/edit a message from a forum just like we can delete/Edit questions or answers in the QA forum.
It might be better if more people had permission to edit/delete messages with increasing spam in the site. For instance MVPs cannot edit/delete posts, if they had the ability to alter the posts, the spam messages may be removed a little more quickly.