Brad, Welcome to the PBS. The eccentric enthusiasts of our esoteric hobby are up for discussing just about any topic - that can be a mixed blessing. The best way to enjoy lengthy discussions about the topics that interest you is to ask questions or otherwise start those discussions. And don't forget the PBX - for many of us it's reason enough by itself to justify membership. -|<ipp > My Name is Brad and I have just recently joined the PBS and subscribed to > The List. I paid my $25 on Jan 23th. When I joined this organization I > thought I would learn things. Even though I am learning things it's not > quite what I expected. Since joining 19 days ago I have received about 100 > posts, of these, half of them have been the debate on the British/American > definition of words like yard, garden and their various forms. Are you > kidding me? ... The quality of the forums are going to have to improve considerably before I > come up with another $25 (that's American) next year.