THIS is why I love this forum! One of my favorite members here and one of my best friends on here can come in and disagree with me respectfully and even make me rethink my stand point. Completely agree with you on all accounts Dave! What an awesome way to put it. Things HAVE only gotten better in recent times, we now have over 10,000 members! ! How awesome is THAT? And I'm not really trying to get things back to "the way it used to be," quite frankly I wasn't too fond of my posts back then anyway. I'm just trying to spark a little administrative action to keep the forum running smoothly. I totally agree with you there too. We've always had to tolerate "post-padders" (I REALLy like that term for them). And like you said, they annoy the crap out of us. I don't really think there's any harm saying that we dislike people for posting like that... we're all sensible here, and maybe those "post-padders" don't know they're doing it and will pick up on their accidents through this thread. I love a good, clean, debate! Especially here on MC, since we're all so very knowledgable about the things we're debating. I really wasn't trying to contribute to the downer feelings or point out what's wrong with the forum... I just wanted to address a few annoying points and try to be recognized by the administration since I had seldom been done so before... ya know? And I think all of the people who've posted in here have highlighted everything they find great and fun here at MC--Muffining, friendship, fandom, being a community... it's all outlined, we just have a few minor grievances we'd like to point out. Ya know I've got nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for you, Dave! I'm glad we can have this discussion as friends! I love this place, and I'll probably never leave... so get used to me. EDIT: And I forgot to mention how great that post of yours was, Dave. Just thought I'd point that out.