Someone wrote me this morning thinking no one was interested in what they have posted in the forum. First of all, that is fairly unusual in this forum; because we have such varied interests, someone is almost certain to be interested in whatever you have to say. I understand that it can be disheartening if no one is replying to your new thread, but that does not always denote a lack of interest. I know that I read a lot of things here that are of interest to me, although I may not have anything to add to it at the time. I hope he won't mind my using him as an example, but I am personally fascinated by the things that @Frank Sanoica has accomplished in his life, particularly the skills that he has obtained. Yet, although he says a lot of things that I can join in on, I don't have anything to add to his threads about the homes that he has built, or the fact that he can buy a new car and improve upon it - not because these things are uninteresting, but because I don't have those kinds of skills, and have never had those kinds of skills, so about all that I can add to some of that stuff is "Wow!" Sometimes I don't even know what the hell he's talking about, but I am still impressed. What I am trying to say is that the number of replies that a thread gets is not always indicative of the amount of interest that it has generated. Plus, there is the fact that if even one person joins in on your discussion, it is one that is worth having. It is probably a good idea for all of us to try to respond in some way to the threads that we have taken an interest in because discussions are more fun than monologues, and feedback is a good thing. You can see how many times your thread has been viewed by clicking into the category where you posted it and looking for your thread on the list. The forum will show both the number of views and the number of replies. Sometimes, a low number of views can be the result of a thread title that isn't descriptive.