Some members here have experience with administering or moderating forums, and have probably run into this problem before. The question is, how to prevent underage types from signing up as forum members? Is the "honor system" the best that one can do? I can't think of anything else. I know some sites claim that a credit card number is evidence that one isn't a minor, but that seems awfully feeble. It hasn't been a problem for me so far, as all I get are old guys signing up for the "tractor repair" forum, but I was thinking of expanding a bit, and this business of minors could bite me in the buttski if I don't take precautions. Ideally I'd like to have a forum in two sections, "adult" and "everybody". That should just be a matter of permission settings for different "groups" of members, and technically shouldn't be hard. It would be a more flexible arrangement than that here at LPSG, which is (in theory) all adult-only. But of course qualifying the adults would still be a problem. Dodging the problem by locating myself or the servers outside of the US probably isn't practical.