David's English Teaching World was started by David Vincent in the summer of 2007 as a reaction to what he considered to be the over commercialisation and exploitation of the English language teaching profession by websites such as Dave's ESL Cafe.

Starting as ELT World blog, the project continues to grow in scope and popularity, now including a bi-monthly journal Horizons and an increasingly popular discussion forum.

The forum is not immune to the lunatic fringe, still attracting its fair share of trolls, one of whom, 31, comments below:

'Sadly in the winter of 2009 he the beginning of the end came when David started banning people aka Daves esl cafe. Rather than just ban them outright he had to enjoy himself by creating a childish little game and humiliating them on his forum. Lets see how it goes.'