As you can see from previous posts in this thread, it is a collection of things that would be of help to the forum. These are not rules or even guidelines. They are simply things that would be good practice. Another, which is probably alluded to elsewhere, is that if everyone would take responsibility for threads that they start. By this, I don't mean that I expect you moderate the behavior of others but an occasional hint designed to keep the thread on-topic wouldn't hurt. Mostly though, what I had in mind was trying to keep the on-topic conversation going, the longer the better, but I'd love to see each thread at least stretch into a second page of posts. If you don't expect that whatever it is that you have to say will get any responses from anyone, then perhaps it should be a post in one of the several of the off-the-cuff threads that we have here, rather than a separate thread. That said, I know that you can't make someone respond to your new thread. I have started some threads that no one has joined in on. That happens and it's not something that can always be helped but, when that happens to me, I'll usually make a second post to my thread, to see if I can find a way to encourage someone else to join in.