Message to Forum members: The task of moderation is becoming overwhelming. Too many people are starting irrelevant, scurrilous, and misinformed threads. Too many people are posting duplicate threads without bothering to check if an identical thread exits. Too many people are "talking smack" in Classifieds threads, contrary to express rules. And a few less-than-scrupulous business people are trying to by-pass our commercial classifieds area by posting "Look at me" threads for obvious self-promotional purposes. Enough is enough. I am spending 3 to 4 HOURS a day, seven days a week, moderating this place. At 3 hours per day, that is over 1000 hours a year, the equivalent of TWENTY-FIVE 40-hour work weeks -- or SIX MONTHS of labor. All that time is directly limiting the amount and quality of content (articles, gear reviews, Cartridge Guides, match reports etc.) I can produce for the site. I'm fed up. I banned two members today, and there are a dozen more people who are close to being banned. - Don't post stupid stuff. - Don't start inflammatory threads which offer no useful, verified, and important information. - Don't post in the wrong area. - Don't start repetitive threads without checking the archives (and using the search function first). Above all, pause before you hit the "post" button and ask yourself "is this really contributing to a useful discussion of accurate shooting, precision reloading, and rifle-building, or am I just doing this for my own entertainment and to stir the pot?" If you want a full-featured site that has lots of content, it is essential that the time spent moderating the Forum be reduced.