To (nearly) everyone - Although I've used a mac for some time, I only joined the forum recently, after getting my iBook and wanting to make sure that I could learn as much as possible to use it effectively. I'm sure I've posted a few dumb questions, but nearly all my posts (thread starters and thread responses) have been met with informed answers and helpful comments. I have learned a hell of a lot from reading other peoples posts (yes, and some of them are dumb as well!) and, where possible I've tried to give a little back where I think I can be of help. The overwhelming majority of posters are polite, informed, amusing, etc etc, and I am still achieving my original aim of learning as much as I can about macs - so a BIG thank you to the forum community. Why the (nearly) at the top of the post? Well, just occasionally, someone posts a dumb question and follows it up by dissing those who try to help, and compounds it all by trying to prove how clever they are. It's very satisfying to see that the response is often 'pacifist' - a very muted and gentle reminder about the aims of the forum, or maybe the thread just stops in its tracks because no-one likes a smart-****. And finally, I bet that most if not all of the people running this forum are unpaid, unsung and largely anonymous - thanks.