Although I guess Hammer's largely made the points that I would have made regarding my/his post count in the RPF, I would also point out in my case that we also conduct activities to try and keep the need for edits down. We've done so by creating "basic use FAQs" in the RPF and NSWRPF which are designed to give new users a decent idea of how the forum operates and how to create games which won't need to be locked. By doing so I personally think we've eliminated the need for a decent percentage of edits because people have a FAQ to go to and are therefore less likely to engage in behaviour which will annoy enough users to require an edit. For my part, I actually take a proportionally low administrative action count in "my" forums as a point of pride. It means people are behaving themselves and that generally folks are having a good time. Two other points which skew the results a little: (1) I do a lot of my conversations via PM, especially with threads I'm called on to lock. Traditionally what will happen is this: I'll read a thread which doesn't meet RPG requirements, and which I then lock and provide a short note as to why it can't be opened. Usually the maker of the thread then contacts me by PM, we discuss the issue, a resolution is worked out, and I'll then unlock that thread. This conversation necessarily doesn't happen in the open because (a) I don't like to trash new users' RPGs for all the world to see; and (b) because I've locked the thread they can't add to it and have to correspond via PM. (2) The post count was, I understand, taken over the last month. I haven't done my own figures to date, but there has been a slowdown at RPF which is purely seasonal; people going back to school/college/university/what have you. That is affecting the count. To be fair, I personally am not participating in a lot of the games at present, mostly because of a combination of Darth RL, my duties in keeping an eye on the forums, and because I'm running a game of my own in one of the forums. Having said that, if I were active as a player in many of those games I really think my capacity to fulfil my duties would be seriously affected -- because I wouldn't have time to administer the forums. Rest assured I'm reading and watching those forums every workday, and some weekends. Losing the ability to participate in 20+ games is not a sacrifice I necessarily relish, but it's the sacrifice I volunteered for when I agreed to become a candidate for moderator. I'm still enjoying being on the RPF, polishing here, whittling there, and working with Hammer to maintain a good forum. We've even created a specific dialogue thread in the Role Playing Resource for people to tell us direct things that they like, things they don't like, and things that really tee them off. Hammer even more than myself loves feedback, negative or positive, and I try to keep uppermost in mind the advice W.S Gilbert gave on the witness stand in a court case: "I like criticism because whilst I know how good I am, I do not know how bad I am."