I've turned off quick links for everybody, as I'm more and more certain that it's strategic combinations of old-time, non-forum-marking-read people hitting the index page that's causing our mysql to end up stacking up.
FYI/FWIW, I haven't seen any of the oddities since you made that change. Seems like a reasonable theory to me! Thanks.
I like it right now for a silly reason. Opera forces Times on me when I'm viewing WVille, but Mozilla is displaying it just like it looks in IE. Must be my silly use of the font tag. Still, it puts it over for me. Lots of people use the font tag.