Just some ramblings at lunchtime. There are some interesting attributes to forums, such as this one we all love, I thought I'd share some observations, perhaps you have more. 1/ Never post to your own thread. It's usually the last comment. 2/ An interesting thread title attracts more traffic 3/ Photos that are not very good, or are just boring typically receive lots of views, but hardly any replies 4/ Photos that are exceptional sometimes receive few replies in comparison to views because mere mortal photographers don't know what to say apart from "great shot" and feel that this really doesn't add any value 5/ Forums have cycles. Some weeks hundreds of posts, some weeks not 6/ People post pics to the forum to get replies - why else do it ? Posters either want constructive criticism or just want platitudes dependent on what pushes their buttons. 7/ Comments swapping - is it etiquette to post to anothers thread if they post to yours ? I think so I'm sure someone, somwhere is doing a doctorate on forums, but, it is an interesting world we all play in.