I have in the past thought that SBO was a really great forum - great folks and they made that even better by hosting pictures. However, a couple years ago SBO changed the format somewhat to put all recent posts on a side line. This had the effect of blurring the boundaries of all the forums. Sometimes this is good as you often get expert advice from outside the sub forum you are posting in. However, there are also bad sides. I personally have had poor forum behavior because of responding to some thread that popped up in the recent posts without really knowing what the thread was about. My apologies for doing this.. I try and be more careful now. Since this is a Mac forum, we also sometimes have some complete dink head post something negative about Macs. Since I own a Mac and know what tradeoffs that are important to me and this is still the boat I pick, I think its just fine for dink head to have those opinions.. but I dont want to participate with that sort of person in a forum. So.. Im wondering if people that participate in this forum would prefer if it was NOT part of the global "recent post". I enjoy a more private place where I can share my enthusiasm for the boat I have but it takes only a very small percent of dink heads to screw that up and drive people off. I would vote that the Mac forum NOT be on the global recent posts. Anyone could still go to and respond to the Mac forum, it would just cut way down on the fly by and sometimes dink head posting.