Gents, Beware, you are entering a certified "soap box" zone! I have been part of many excellent chat forums over the years. They are wonderful places to find folks with like minds whom one can share valuable information with. Unfortunately most of them are a shell of what they once were. With every forum I have been a part of there has been a theme that joins them all together. It is as follows. They all start out small and full of folks that are passionate and usually very knowledgeable about the particular forum topic. As time goes by and popularity increases more people join, usually folks looking to learn from those more experienced. As a result the inexperience of some of those new additions, brought on by a serious dose of attitude and pride, begins to drive the real knowledgeable folks away. Still the sight keeps growing as more new folks come to participate as the success of the site grows. With the popularity comes even less experience and often times even more ego. Too often these once valuable forums turn into a place where the goal is not learning or sharing info but instead a place where couch potato experts participate in pissing matches solely for the purpose of appearing to be an expert with a hidden goal of making as many posts as possible, saying as little as possible, solely to get that post count up. Afterall, the more posts a guys has the smarter he has to be right? . Yes, Brad Paisley's song "online" should come to mind here! [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ"]Brad Paisley - Online - YouTube[/ame] I have seen a number of posts here recently that are leaning in this direction. I am in no way speaking on behalf of Len but I think it is very important for us to keep some common considerations in mind before posting. 1. Debate is critical and necessary for proper vetting of an issue which hopefully leads to factual education, moving this sport forward for the positive. Belittling, badgering and hard headed arguing over non-issues never moves us forward. So let's debate passionately but respectfully and be okay with just agreeing to disagree at times. 2. Before we post to a thread we should honestly ask ourselves if we are going to be able to contribute anything of real importance to the topic at hand. Folks come here to find opinions based on serious in the field experience not just to hear anyone's opinion on a subject they may have little personal experience with. I have seen a number of posts lately where someone posted an answer that was just nowhere near accurate. And I am not talking about a debatable type topic, more like a " do I put the objective end of a scope toward the barrel or toward the bolt"? Okay, I made that up but you get my point! We shouldn't be afraid to ask newbie questions but should be very leery of giving our opinion when we have little knowledge or experience on the topic. 3. There are a few gents here that have multiple posts on almost every thread I read. And most of them are saying next to nothing. They have higher post counts than many of the guys that have been here since the beginning. To me it seems proper to keep that kind of post building for Facebook or some other social networking site where "likes" are viewed as the only indicator of what kind of a person you are in this world. Len, please feel free to put me in my place here if this isn't the direction you want to see your sight heading. I just know that this site is full of some really great guys, many of which are very experienced and are an absolute treasure of knowledge for the LRH community. But many of those guys don't post nearly as much as I would like and I have a feeling it is at least in part because of some of the things I mentioned above. I want to keep this site top notch for years and years to come! Soap Box off!