First and foremost I would like to thank Chris Blount for this board that he has provided for us to use. Secondly, I would like to thank Markdl, Scott Greczkowski, and Steve Jay Shem for their part as moderators. Now down to the business at hand. What is on my mind? I have been a part of this board pretty much since the beginning. or close to the beginning I think. During this time I have watched the numbers of posts steadily grow from a very few to a moderate amount. I read the posts every day that I can and do have access to a computer. just to see what is going on. We all learn more about DBS and what is going on in the industry from posts that are posted here and in other forums. I have learned a great deal from you guys and gals that post informative information here. Now to the part that does bother me. In checking the last few days DBS TALK now has 119 registered members. I just registered myself. DBS Forums has 1767 members. I know that DBS TALK is relatively new, compared to DBS Forums and that could account for a big difference in the numbers. Also the fact, that is is not necessary to register to post here. Although I do appreciate the fact that we do not have to register to post, I do feel that if we would register those numbers would rise dramatically. I procrastinated for quite a while and thought. What is the big deal Lucille? I can register under any user name that I choose to use. Registration is free. I can still read any time without my user name if I so choose. I would really encourage everyone to register. Let' s see just how high those numbers can rise to. Let's see just how big a difference the number of members there actually is between forums. I felt to Really show Chris and the Moderators that I do appreciate them and the forum that Registering my user name would help to show the appreciation. The more members the better More members= more posts More posts= More information passed between posts More information = Better informed we all are of DBS related news and tips. By registering, it does show that you are interested in the information that you are currently receiving by reading posts. I By registering here does not show that you are defecting from the other forums, but that you are part of this forum also. I read from both forums and have learned alot from both of them. LET'S REGISTER AND SEE THE REAL NUMBERS OF THE PEOPLE WHO FREQUENTLY USE THE DBS TALK FORUM. AGAIN THANK YOU CHRIS BLOUNT AND MODERATORS FOR THIS FINE FORUM . I appreciate it very much.