i’d also like to thank scott.
when i first started lurking here, i thought the site’s simple appearance was rather. . . simple. but now i appreciate how powerful the software is. instead of loading an entire 1000-post thread, it only loads those in the vicinity of your perusal, so the site isn’t a bandwidth hog.
i also like that the forum software remembers a draft of your post, so that you could come back to it later (in my case, after my computer crashes, which it does often), and the bulk of the draft survives.
the forum training intro was both useful and humorous. it espaliers new members, haha.
so thanks to scott for choosing an excellent piece of software that hides its sophistication under the hood.