Being a newcomer and having been here now for a couple of weeks I have some comments. This forum has many nice features that I find lacking in Boston.com forum. Among them are: Requiring validation before one can become a poster. That means that a banned poster stays banned. Links back to the list at the bottom of the page, so that one does not have to scroll back up. The addition of likes, etc. so that you don't have to post just to agree. The massive membership which translates into considerable activity. Minor dislikes: When someone disagrees with you, but doesn't enter why, as no post is required to disagree. The massive membership which makes the size of each thread massive and so becomes harder to follow. I still don't understand the ratings or poster ranking system. Overall comment: I like this forum.