OK... I have heard all the agruments against such a feature - however... The biggest reason I have lost user interaction is the confusion and inability in VB to subscribe to a forum. Right now, there is logic in place to not send replies if you haven't visited the site and other similar methods - that may be fine and "best practice" for some - but for me, it is a huge problem. My site is small, my users subscribe to a forum and they expect to see everything going on... All new posts, all replies, etc.... I REALLY need a method to allow users to subscribe to a forum and get everything that happens - no matter what nor if they visited the site, etc... Heck I'll go a far as to say, subscribe to the site as a whole.... This is a big thorn in my side now and I edit core files to do my best to enable this functionality in current VB.