When I say senior members, I mean those with 2000 or more posts. Do you find that you are a lot more patient, calm, and mature in your posting and how you deal with others in general since you first joined the HTF? For me, I would definatly say that I have changed since joining. When I first joined I was more aggressive, and at times out of line, especially my very first post:b, it actually caught the attention of Ron, and not in a positive way either. Looking back on what I said, I am damn surprised to still be here! I have now amassed almost 3K posts, and I find that now that i'm familliar with the way things work around here, I know when to press an issue, and more importantly, when to back off and just plain shut the hell up! I have gotten myself into a very comfortable rythym in my postings I think, and can easily talk to the other members and come accross as myself and not pretend to be smarter than I actually am. Posting here has also helped me in my daily life in general in a couple of ways... 1. I have learned to be a better typest as a result of posting here, sure I could type before I joined, but I hunted and pecked a lot more than I do now. 2. Also, and this is what i'm most greatful for, the way I present myself here has spilled over into how I deal with people in person as well. In short, because of this forums strict policies on treating others with patience and respect, it has conditioned me to be more patient with people when I speak to them in my daily life, not that I didn't before, but i've become more tolerable of people I think. Some of that may sound absurd, but you must understand that this forum was my first experience with the internet, well actually it was in the 'DVD Resource Page', but that was right before it went down so I don't really count that, I only had a handful of posts there. And it was also my fist time interacting with a large group of people in quite some time, since school actually. When I joined, my social skills were for shit! In closing, I must say that i'm very thankful for the lessons i've learned here, even the bad ones, they've made me a better person both here, and in the world I think. Thanks Home Theater Forum.