Sometimes, we who post on the Members News and Views are disappointed with the lack of response we get to our postings. I just got a wonderful lesson in not to expect too much from the readers who take the time to open our postings. They will look and read our posts, but, the replies are few and far between. Tom McIntyre recently posted a lot of Waltham literature with beautiful photos of the Waltham output of certain period watches. The watches and postings look like they were professionally done…that did not matter…his longtime work received only two replies to date, with 90 or more hits. While this Forum has been the repository for postings by our members for nearly six years with over 250,000 hits, the postings and replies are far below what it should be considering the number of hits on this Forum. It points to the fact, that we have many readers, but, far less members who take the time to even reply with a thank you for your post; others who open this Forum, I understand do not have the ability to post a reply unless they are signed in NAWCC members. No matter…some of us who do use this Forum to do posting, engage our minds, elderly or not, in the effort to put forth our views on subjects that are permitted to be exploited by our use of the English language. Often, our thoughts really do not engender a reply. We are just expressing what we feel and what is of interest to us at that moment of time. This Forum was created exclusively for putting down our thoughts; when it comes to horologic material, explanations, pictures, and detailed information…we do have the proper Forums for those subjects. In short…This Forum while useful for posting material other than of a horologic nature…has met its goal as an adjunct to the meeting place for members who desire to talk about whatever comes to mind…and is civil in nature, and not breaking any of the rules of our great National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. With over 250,000 hits…I cannot find the number of replies and the number of postings on this Members News and Views Forum…just recently, it showed as a Forum was opened.