Not any time recently. :3 I've been lurking on and off since around 2005 to read fanfiction and people's commentary on the anime, but that's about it... I had an account back in '05 (Lucent Latias, I think it was? My memory is foggy on that), but I guess it was purged after a while of inactivity. *shrug*
Well, just saw your comment in the thread about Maddie and well... I just think people are awesome that can talk openly about the way they are. I'm actually bi... I'm female, though... Sometimes, I wondered how it'd be to be male.... But I like being female. I'm quite girly. ^_^
The American English version is a translation of the Japanese version.
Most of the other international versions are translated from the Amercan English version.
I think there are different versions for other English speaking countries, such as Australia and the UK. There are also French, Italian, and German versions. Korea recently got their translation. And there might be a few others.