This forum has now broken the "200" line in members, but it's obvious that nowhere near that number places messages on line. So to you folks who just read and watch - "Lurkers" - let me tell you that you're pretty welcome here!
I've been one of the earlier members of this forum, and it's a pretty friendly place, albeit with disagreements now and then. It's truly democratic - the guy who started the forum, Admin, keeps trying to make a lot of the rest of us do the "management", although we look to him for guidance - and there is a wide range of experience here: One of our moderators is a high school junior (take a bow, Early!), another is a professional sleep-in-the-woods-eat-bad-food-get-dirty-and love-it Senior Non-com in the Army, and we have a few geriatric weasels, as well. Not a lot of rules, and no "God" who will strike you dead if you have an unusual opinion.
But Lurkers sometimes don't have a lot to say, and just want to learn. I think that's cool, because there is a lot of knowledge being shared here. So don't feel like you have to put a message in somewhere just to be allowed to be a member. If you feel like it, great. If you don't, just keep reading. Maybe we'll meet along the trail.