like stated before, my ablilty to post is sort of a shot in the dark...today has been good. I've actually been able to complete three whole posts, and the board has taken them!! I like leaving it open...the only problem is that, like you said, there are a lot of incative posters. but there's somthing else. I want to set up potential "missions" I'll tell someone that they're looking for somthing, and to find it, they must first find passage off planet. that way, I'll have some sort of control on the plot lines, to keep it somewhat organized in a manner where I can make sure that things don't fall apart in the event that someone DOESN'T post.