ok, i'm just wingin' this, as i thought of this literally 5 minutes ago. what if we had a forum that acted as a bulletin board, where people could post 'advertisements' for their webistes, ask questions that don't require discussion, announce something, etc. let's say i had a question about something and just wanted an answer and that was it, no discussion or anything further than a quick answer. example: i might post a message/thread that says "when is john tesh's new album being released?" being a huge john tesh fan, right now i just want to know when his new album comes out. i don't want to discuss him, i just want an answer to a question. many times people just want a question answered and not discussion about it, and so it's kind of a waste to start a thread about it in jcc. also, people could post thread/messages to advertise their websites. this is something that can be done in a person's profile, i know. i only mention it simply because it's just an add on type use for a bulletin board. other types of messages/threads that could appear on the bulletin board, that just need an answer without discussion: how many pits are in a pear? where can i download atari 2600 emulators? (this is legal, btw) can someone find me a really cool pic of a tuba? where can i find the best sources of online movie scripts? anyone intersted in taking part in a sociology study, pm me. anyone who's used the Super Suck 5000 vacuum cleaner, pm me. etc etc etc etc. i'm well aware that google can often times help with the questions. but not always. and google isn't gonna help you when you want to make some kind of announcement or request for knowledgeable people in a certain area. as it is, we're only allowed to discuss computer problems in one thread in jcc, so it would help if i could post a bulletin board message that looks something like "anyone who's ever used aol v37.0 and knows how to fix the bugs, plz pm me." as i said, this idea is just off the top of me head.