bigmck wrote: We decided at this point to install a rule that computers were legal but put everyone on the honor system not to use this type of program and only use database programs.
There's your problem right there. Asking people who are competing together not to take what seems like a competitive advantage with the only check on their evil, evil impulses being their honor.... well, that's just not realistic.
I agree with the above sentiment - why fight it? It's not a game-changer. People who rigidly adhere to auction values are just as easy to get the upper hand as anyone, it just takes a slightly different approach. I'm sure your old-timers will adapt and thrive.