I have indeed received personal emails regarding some of my threads. Its fine, but if I understand Tim correctly, his point is that others may benefit from the response, and he is right. However, until I read Paul's post, I didn't think about the time factor involved in moderator approval. In that case, an email response would definately be more timely. With respect to Ezmeralda11's post, I would hope that the moderator's have helped to quell that fear. I've got a pretty thick skin, but please let all of us know, one way or the other; is the fear of public disapproval still preventing many from posting? Of course, here we do have the best of both worlds; you can post in public or email in private.