I have spent more time actually reading and participating in BHW in the last 2 days than I have in the last 2 months. Unlike many who seem to have nothing better to do, have the time, or both and seem to live on B*HW (your damn right, I am jealous) I am not in that position yet. But I forced myself to relax and really read and try to take part in BHW this weekend as I haven't before. I have learned a lot, most good, but some not so good. For Instance: I noticed members seem to jump at the chance to be judge, jury and convictor regarding posts in here. Not just talking about peter whoever the hell he is either (See-ya, wouldn't wanna be-ya) he needed the boot, but many posts, I thought this was the mods job. I don't get it, on one hand I think, well hell if I frequented and participated as much as I would like, I'd be sick of posts that mean nothing to me as well, but then a gain, who am I to determine a useless post. Quite honestly, I am only knowledgeable in one area and 99% of the posts regarding A*C are old to me. Honestly should I slam every post as being useless? c'mon, you damn well know what what I mean people. I see more than a couple members on this forum who wanna "throw their weight around", what gives? It's not right and people need to stop that BS, get productive and stop trying to make yourself feel useful and worthy, that comes from inside not from BHW. I propose if the mods are over worked, that the powers to be give authority to a certain number of seasoned BHW members to report shit posts, newbies who are only here to grab and run, posters wanting to increase their count, MEMBERS TRYING TO BE A LITTLE ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE and anything else these guys deemed needed to be policed and everybody else including me stay the hell out of it. BHW is a gift, we should forget that. Many members log in daily knowing this and never think otherwise. To a few, you need to remember who Diamond Dave is and understand he owns the place and he and his elected board (I call them powers to be) are the only ones who control fate in BHW. While I'm at it, just one members 2 cents on fellow members begging for "Thanks" WTF is up with "Don't forget to thank me" "if you like this, use the thanks button" "remember the thanks button" And a 100 other no matter if its useful, JUST "THANK ME" because thats all I give a shit about, not whether the info is correct, works or is infected, just gimme my damn "THANKS" posts. I notice a lot of the "thanks" request come from new members - I just don't get. Didn't you guys get enough love as a kid or what? I NEVER give "Thanks" until I know the info, software, script, etc is valuable, I really don't care who is sharing whatever it is. Today alone, I bet I ran across 15 threads and some were older threads, where people gave "thanks" for something and the next post down was - link doesn't work or download shows a virus. WTF do you people think is gonna get you with 500 thanks. Do you think you will make more money? Be more popular... get in with the f_king mods or what? I really wanna know what the benefit is. Everybody seeks appreciation and worth and you deserve it, but really it only comes from within. I swear to to your higher power, if you never get another thanks in your life, but you truly believe what you offer to society is worthy, it will comeback 100 times over. Thanks is courteous, thanks should never be expected, or demanded in my opinion. I believe giving "thanks" is proper and we all should hit that button when necessary, not as a habit, but as an honest appreciation of one's effort. But I swear I might be the only one who feels like this, but when someone begs, I move on more and more without even reading the thread. I look around and am beginning to see I been here a while and probably have less "thanks" than 90% of members. It never dawned on me, I'm different than most members because, I do work on the net full time and don't dream about it or lie about it. I am not Internet savvy, or do I pretend to be. Hell I'm more successful than many and I know less than most regarding marketing and you know what, I never asked for a "Thanks" in my life either on the net or off! Success is in the beholders mind, I might make more than you, but I'm not happy (free time), you might make more or less than me but have hours a day of free time... Damn your lucky if this is the case. So no power struggle here, as I am me and not better than you. Why does one who has 3,4,500 or more post never direct their readers to the "Thanks Button"? Because they know it doesn't mean damn thing. Respect is earned, respect is never "given through a button" or just shows up by someone clicking a link. Do your best, if you decide to share something, do it for the right reasons. Stop "begging" for "thanks"