I've been hearing a lot of talk and complaints about how NWFA isn't what it used to be and that the site is becoming another Outdoors Trader. I too feel that we're getting away from the original intention of this site, the classified section was only supposed to be a 'bonus'. I figured people would be attracted by the classifieds then join in the conversation, but it seems the classifieds section has exploded while the conversation has dwindled. People have suggested people be required to have a minimum post count before posting in the classifieds, but after discussing this with other forum owners the consensus is that this just makes people post useless junk until their post count is high enough. Instead of modifying the classified section I think we need to focus on how we can encourage discussion and realign ourself with our mission statement, which can be found here: http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/mission.php I blame myself for a large part of this, as I haven't been around as much as I used to be to guide the site and keep it in line with my original intention, goals, and mission statement. While I'm trying to be more active (life has been crazy lately) I can't do it by myself. If any of you have any ideas, I'd really like hear them here in this thread.