All the posts in Meet and Greet make for interesting reading. We have welcomed a healthy volume of new members in a short space of time, many of whom seemed to expressed their appreciation of our warm welcome and the quality of the photography. I can't help but wonder how vibrant this forum might be if even half of them decided to follow up on their initial introduction and participated even in a small way. So, is there any particular reason for this. Is it something we need to think about and perhaps even address in some way or just continue to maintain the status quo? At the moment the forum is kept active by a small number of members who upload images and respond to the work of other members on a regular basis. There are also members who upload their work for comment but who, for whatever reason, do not feel a need to join in and reciprocate. Of course, time could easily be an issue here but surely if there's time to ..... you know what I mean. Then there is that number of non participating "members" as outlined above. A vibrant community we are not. Recently there were a number of nasty posts, that were tolerated, but, in my eyes, did the reputation of the forum no favours at all and for any prospective new member must have made some worrying reading and could easily be off putting. If everybody is happy the way things are now then fair enough but I think it is something, at least, worth thinking about.