Old Pedant, first and foremost I want you to know that I don't normally post many request on forums asking for help. I typically just read other members post as a learning tool. It seems that you spend alot of your time and knowledge helping other people out and you should be rewarded for that service you provide. In my few request over the last few years it seems that you are one of the first to respond to my request, as well as other post I have read made by other members. Not only do you reply, you seem to follow through to make sure the issue is resolved or the member has a good understanding of what you are talking about.
I seem to believe coding comes to you naturally and you don't always have to spend alot of time on an issue, but your knowledge is valuable and saves others tremendous amount of time.
As a token of my appreciation I would like to send you a small donation. If you have a paypal account please send me your information so that I can transfer my donation to you. If not send me your mailing address and I will send it through the mail. I do realize that you had no intentions or charging for your services, but I still would like to show my appreciation.