I posted this in the megadoo thread. That thread is fast moving and this will soon get buried, but I know some people will find it interesting so I'll repost it here. (and some people will find it uninteresting, but they can ignore this). If you go to http://milepoint.com/forums/ in the lower right it shows: Messages: 984,852 Note that the most recent message (moving target, most recent as I type this) is 990665 (click the number in the lower right of a message, look at the URL, that number is in the URL). That's a difference of about 6000. The reason for the difference is that the higher number indicates posts initiated or created, the current message number is the actual number of posts on the board. For example, I've created duplicate posts by accident and deleted one, or merged multiple of my posts into one so I don't multi-post too much in threads. Spammers posts have been deleted, and people have deleted their own for many reasons. Probably also internet burps cause posts to start being created, get far enough to lock up a URL number, but not far enough to publish. (I'm not sure about that, but it's a possibility). So, as we approach the millionth post on Milepoint, keep in mind how the numbers work. It's just like the member number issue which I've explained elsewhere- we have 39,349 members, but the latest member is number 45,630 (again, you can get that from the lower right of http://milepoint.com/forums/and hover over the newest member number to see the url to his/her/its profile, that URL shows the member number). Six thousand membership applications didn't get completed, because people start and then don't do the confirmation step, or the internet burps during registration (the internet needs to take rolaids so it doesn't burp so much). I might have some of the technical stuff wrong, but I think the general principals are correct.