Our efforts to reduce spam

Spammers. They’re a scourge. Particularly loathsome is the way they use automatic programs (called robots or spiders) to crawl around the Web, “harvesting” email addresses from web pages.

That’s why this site presents email address links in a special way to defeat the nefarious robots. But this technique relies on JavaScript, which a user may have disabled for their browser.

This means they’ll have to enter the email address manually into their email program, replacing
our shorthand with the real punctuation ("@" and ".") that makes for an identifiable email address.
Example: recipient (at) example (dot) com becomes recipient@example.com.

p.s. If you want to do the same on your site...

Instead of embedding a straight email link, as so:
<a href="mailto:recipient@example.com">recipient@example.com</a>
which typically looks something like this:  recipient@example.com

use a version of the link where JavaScript assembles the parts:
<a href="antispam_email.html" onmouseover="this.href='mai' + 'lto:' + 'recipient' + '@' + 'example' + '.' + 'com'">recipient (at) example (dot) com</a>
which would typically look something like this: recipient (at) example (dot) com

That’s all there is to it! Email addresses are now not so easily identifiable in the text of a page nor in the HTML source for the page. If the user’s browser doesn’t support JavaScript, the link takes them to a web page you’ll create named “antispam_email.html” (which explains what's happening, as above). Good luck!