EDIT: boy, i really felt the crunch this morning & i blasted the group for so much off-topic content. i'm not sure if an apology would be required or sincere, but i think i could've expressed myself a bit more diplomatically. if you had a chance to see it, you'd know what i mean. we're growing so fast that our primary goal of being an organized source of tech/mech help is being swallowed up, so i need to ask everyone to please avoid going off-topic in the tech/mech help areas. also, the statistics are showing a pretty large number of one-time posts, so i'd like to try staying on-topic in the introduce yourself area, too. i figure if you do want to go side-topic, at least say hi to the guy or gal while you're in their thread one last thing that matters...free speech: when tom and i considered what we needed to protect our goals, we decided to use word-censoring so that young guests would be able to turn into young members/builders/riders also. "oppression?" please...every word is still recognizable, all i did was cover some naughty-bits. type away, say whatever you want how you want to, but don't begrudge some young kid in love with motoredbikes the chance to get onboard just because i put a few astericks here and there. kids are also the reason NO drug-talk is allowed. other than that, i really don't have a problem with how things are going...i'm usually having a blast when i'm online & i don't want to lose that.