I hope I'm not totally putting my foot in it, but I've definitely been guilty of some of those short non contributory replies. The reason that I leave them are because the forum has given me incentive. In order to access the cookie stuffing section (something that I'm very interested in) I need to make 50 posts. Personally I'm not big on talking or typing as the case may be, but I do contribute occasionally when something I know might be helpful. My guess is that a lot of these cloggy posts are left a) by people like me who want to access the cookie stuffing section b) people who what to build there cred by raising their post count and c) people who has the incessant urge to contribute to things whether they add value or not. Now by all means ban b) and c) because they don't contribute anything, but maybe end category a) by making the cookie stuffing section available to all.