wasn't on my own server, owner hadn't installed backup mod yet. Hopefully I can fix the video that I had taken only minutes before the flood. (look for it on YouTube, The Underground Town, coming soon)
(the file is over a gig in size raw avi format, so I know all the frames are in there, but it's playing back about 1 frame every couple seconds in windows media player)
But back to the first post "make sponges work on lava", sponges shouldn't work on lava because lets say you try to soak up water with a sponge in real life... It works, now try to with lava... It doesn't work the lava just destroys the sponge. If any thing lava should just remove sponges it touches. See how there IS a problem with making the sponge soak up lava? But that's if we are not going with realism sure why not?
I'm inclined to agree with sponges not working on lava. I like that lava is dangerous even though it doesn't kill us yet. If you're going to build with it, you have to understand and accept the accompanying risks.
I really do enjoy building underground, much because of the thrill of hitting a lava pocket or underground lake, but something has to be done to recover what was lost without going through the grief of a server restart or something.