Creating new threads with meaninful and interesting topics isn't by any stretch spamming. I find them interesting. I like Plazma's posts. This is just my two cents, but I think the problems are directly related to site management. Sciforums has had a number of technical and security issues. When the site goes down, there is no explanation. A web page explaining why the site is down and when management expects it to be back up would do wonders. Additionally, I think Sciforums needs to beef up site security. I've been a member for a long time, and Sciforums has a number of very good attributes. I like how easy it is to post. I like the formats and the speed of the search engine. I like how clean the webpages are. However, I think the outages and security problems have driven people away. And that is unfortunate, a little better communication from management during outages would, I think, go along way towards making Sciforums a better site.