Take a look at this... http://www.blackburnweb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8 We're currently restarting our web forum, and while it's quiet I'm limiting the general chatter to one forum which is the first thing that members see when they log in. It's boosted activity slightly due to the immediacy of it. I've also added a side column thanks to VBAdvanced, along with some custom blocks. Will there be a way of adding side column blocks to XF? Seeing as we have them on the front page? Are these able to be deployed anywhere as I'd like them to work more or less site-wide?