I was looking at the CrazyEngineers forum post and something really struck me. They have: 116,853 Members 41,654 Discussions 179,813 Messages That's .36 threads per member and 4.32 posts per thread. Mine is: 1,300 Members 11,722 Discussions 449,766 Messages That's 9.02 threads per member and 38.37 posts per thread! The big difference is the following: CrazyEngineers - 1.54 posts per member Halforums - 345.97 posts per member!! I looked at the big board list and took the top 12 boards and the averages are: 7.10 threads per member 125.46 posts per member 17.18 posts per thread What these numbers say to me is that either: My users post crap and a lot of it (probable) or some of the big boards do periodic pruning that skews the numbers. So Admins of the world! Do you prune your boards? If so, what's your pruning criteria? I was once on a board that wiped all messages about once a month. That was a real pain to the posters! If you do prune, how do you go about doing it? Inquiring minds want to know. Or are at least mildly curious. Okay, nobody cares but me.