OK this is just a thought I had today and which may be something that would help you Paul and which may be a business "opportunity", for the site. So, the last few days I've noticed that a large proportion of new threads started are basically just "free adverts" for eBay auctions of basses/amps etc. OK - I can understand that people might think they are hipping others to a bargain or an interesting item - but really does eBay need any more free advertising? Everybody knows about it, unless they've been living on the moon for the last 5 years and would look there, if they wanted to. So - how about banning links to eBay unless people are supporting members, or maybe introducing a charge for doing this ...? Would this be easy to do - or if not - how about some kind of commercial partnership - so you could point out to eBay how much business/interest they are getting out of TalkBass and maybe there could be a special forum, just for eBay auction discussions, which could be for supporters only or maybe sponsored by eBay itself - putting some of its massive profits back to support TalkBass!! ?? Just an idea anyway?