well, pardon me for trying
you must understand that thousands of people post similar questions here, and those of us who go out of our way to try to help them have a few things we ask about that often pinpoint the problem
and hey, you're the one who started things off by saying "it's obviously something stupid"
and that crack about myisam not accepting foreign keys, you conveniently overlooked mentioning that these were myisam tables, and yet you lambaste me for talking about foreign keys?
dude, if you feel slighted, then i'm sorry, but you're obviously in the wrong forum
good luck with your issue