<rant-mode> Forums suck. All of them. At least all I've had the displeasure
of having to wade through. I get the impression that the software is slow &
lousy apart from having useability worth nada. Many search functions are only
named that because it takes a while to find the search. Page loading takes
light years due to all the stupid avatars that start blinking around in
order to distract from useful content. Obviously: there is no useful content.
The forums I know of are haunted by childish fools who spend their days and
nights answering carefully worded questions with: "well' I don't know
anything at all about what your [sic] asking, but welcome to the forum.
great your [sic] here!". The other forums, those that possibly don't
qualify as above, also suck. There is no way to get a thread read properly
without either opening a dozen browser windows or tabs. Bah!
find it most unfortunate that in many areas forums have replaced Usenet