My latest post on the Message Board has about 72 hits. Yesterday, I received a PM from one of my constant readers on this venue: his post was a complaint in that I have many members who view my postings, but in the 72 hits there was not one reply from these readers. As yet, I have not replied to this gentleman who complained about the lack of replies to my postings. Some of the things I post will draw many replies, other postings, zero; it can depend on what I'm writing, sometimes it can strike a chord that elicits a reply, other times, not. Do not worry, what I may put down on paper keeps my aged mind from falling in the trap that older people often drift into…they may lose their zest for life or just be plumb tuckered out and become couch potatoes. However, I do not think that is the case here. Most of our members are still active and interested in what goes on in the part world they live in. Others may just want to read what is in the written word and do not attempt to reply. I do notice some of the names below the NAWCC Message Board written articles, the members who have opened that piece and do not care to reply. Some are our Moderators - others are just plain members like me; who may think we're just a grain of sand on the beach of this wide world of horology. Whatever the case may be, I find no fault with non-repliers, however, when I post something in all innocence that may cross our boundry line…I'm sure to receive a PM from one of our Moderators or our from our chief Administrator…it could be a standard form that was written to the perpetrator of the post warning him the posting was against NAWCC policy. That's fine with me; I fault it only for its tone, I think a softer choice of words could and would be in order. Publicly, on the NAWCC Message Board, I did see a posting by our Administrator that I have had seven  or more times where these posts were removed by our Moderators because of using thoughts not in standing with our NAWCC policy. Asking for copies of those removed postings, they have not been forthcoming and may never be presented to me to satisfy my curiosity. In October, it will be six years since the advent of this Forum on this Message Board, since that early beginning - I have made 2133 postings. I doubt more than a few consisted of only one or two lines that were in reply to something I had posted, the rest of the posts may have been up to a full page of text. In my effort to get our readers to respond, my posts could have varied from A to Z. In retrospect, when I think of it…having only seven or eight postings removed from this total of 2133 postings because of some poor thought or misuse of our NAWCC rules, I like to think what I have created on this NAWCC Message Board has not been in vain and only adds to its worth in communication with one another.