I know you have stated that you consider the counting and lounge type threads to be "community building" but I have found it extremely frustrating that EVERY time I click on What's New, the very first entry, along with the majority of the top 10-15 entries are these types of threads. Right now the top 3 threads under What's New alone are this type of thread and contain over 60K posts. That is over 30% of the total posts reflected on the main forum page at the moment (156K). It's amazing how much community I have found at FT while not participating in such endeavors, with absolutely no plans to start now. You are in favor of them, so they are here but please find a way to segregate them out and lower their visibility for those of us who are not as enthusiastic. I know for me, that my posting and time on MP has begun to seriously wane (before it had a chance to really get started) as these types of threads have kicked in and seemed to become the main focus for too many, and I find that a shame. Perhaps I am in the minority, but I know I am not alone. I dislike having to wade through useless information to even find a thread that has content that might possibly be of interest to me, or looking at my newstand feed only to see numbers or other useless fodder under every single entry on the newsfeed by someone spending too much time on this type of endeavour (yes, I'll be changing who I follow shortly if that continues). I hope you have some cool functionality hidden away with the new technology to help improve the user experience for everyone related to these off-topic threads. Thanks!