If you're getting emails every time someone responds to a thread, it's because that option is checked in your user settings. You can go to the "user cp" button at the top to change it. I highly recommend everyone enable their Private Messaging. It has absolutely nothing to do with your email, vBulletin has a completely internal PM system, and you'll get those messages here on the site, not in your in-box. I also recommend you wander around and investigate the options. If you're only familiar with the software the "big three" OSU sites run, you're going to find this similar in many ways, but much more rich in options and power. Don't be shy about trying things out (attaching files or pictures - you don't need your own host now, creating polls, adding avatars, etc.), you're not going to break anything. Speaking of options, if there are any you'd like to see but don't already. Just say so. We have total control. If there are other forums you could see needing or wanting in the future, say so. If you're interested in helping moderate a particular area, I'm more than happy to add people in that area as well. This is not an "invite" board. It's just not yet an active board. Anyone and everyone is welcome. You all should just appreciate that we're in the process of building the main resources, and outside of the forum (and chat, which is worth playing with a bit) there's not much here. But it's no secret, so tell whomever you like. All (even Bretgoblue) are welcome. But by all means, let's get some convo going here. Last note -- I need opinions. I was thinking about the Open Discussion forum, and was wondering if that really should be open. Still moderated perhaps, but much more loosely. And 100% open to any discussion, including politics, religion, or discussions of Bret with sheep. By no means am I interested in some insane free for all, but I think there might be room for an arena about any subject (discussed with reason and respect for others) where you can talk with fellow Buckeyes. So, really open? Yes or no? Do we want a smack board? Not being a part of Insiders or Rivals, I don't know how much cross traffic from other fans we'll get (which is unfortunate, and I'm open to any dialog on how to change that). But is this something you would or would not like to see? One caveat I would throw out there is that "smack" doesn't have to mean a cess pool like Grassy's definition. Anyway, there's another 'yes or no' question for you all.