And very frustrated. I've had my forum up for just under a month and a half. I feel like I'm the only person who really cares about anything, but that's to be expected. I have 24 registered users and a handful of regular posters who migrated over from a dying site, and 1 new member/poster who posts occasionally. Hell, I'm happy with that. I'm thrilled Google is finally picking us up. The rest will come with time. But there are a couple things that are grating my nerves all mainly revolving around one member (mod). I'm thankful they are there, extremely, they are a big poster. Problem is, they do LOADS of one smilie posts and one word posts. ESPECIALLY on threads set up to encourage discussion. Most threads they start are links to quizzes. That's great within reason, but... I don't know how to word it. I feel they mainly post this this way because they want to remain #1 on the top posters. Their only "competition" is me because I've been trying to keep the boards looking active by bringing in new topics and such, working towards the quality not quantity aspect. And the other is the starting of a thread just to whine about the colors of the skin I put up AFTER I had already started a thread announcing that the skin was temporary and was trying to break away from the "default" (which is suprisingly common) and also saying that I had thrown a couple of other skins they might like if they didn't like the blue and yellow. I left the blue and yellow up because I couldn't stomach the pink butterflies AND my husband begged for the B&Y...small way to indulge the person who pays for the site. LOL Ok, whine out. What would you guys suggest to encourage more discussion? I've thought about upping the minimum characters per post but dont know if that would harm or hurt. If I DO do that, how do I keep it from looking like a targeted change? I'm guilty of occasionally doing it myself, and others do to, but not to the extent that makes me think action would have been needed. Is this unreasonable? Do you guys have any other suggestions for trying to encourage discussions?