As one of the charter members of the Nikon Cafe I have often thought about what makes this forum fun. Sure it is the congeniality of the members and the willingness to help one another but when it gets right down to it is the image posting and what we can learn from others. Being one of the most prolific posters on the forum (OK Flew, Photo Dawg and Gale, you have me beat) I would like to encourage others to respond to posts that are made. A quick scan of some current posts indicate that in many instances over a hundred have viewed some of the posts with only a very few comments. It doesn't take much time to respond to an image post and gives a boost to the photographer. This encouragement helps the photographer to improve. We also have many new members that have never made even one post. If you are shy to post your image, get involved by making comments on posts made by others. Don't just be a lurker, get your feet wet by jumping into the pool. It's fun and it is also helpful to those that post their images. We have all levels of photographers here at the Nikon Cafe and I can attest to the fact that getting involved makes you a better photographer. I remember one lady who tentatively made her first ever post here at the Cafe and was disappointed because she received no or few comments. I always made sure to comment on her posts with encouragement and mild critique. She has blossomed into a first rate photographer and is a regular contributer both with images and with comment on other posts. I hope this will encourage some of you to get involved.