A couple of recent threads got me thinking about this. One person mentioned that he joined the TDPRI just because of the presence of a knowledgeable but grammatically challenged member who chose to withdraw after 10,001 posts and who shall remain nameless in order to avoid another useless flame war. Another newly joined member posted a thread "Too many threads on this forum, I have a Telecaster, blah blah blah, I'm out of here". So why would one join if one felt that way? I won't link to them because they aren't worth reading, but it got me thinking. Personally, I joined because I really wanted to offer encouragement to Japasul: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/81712-tele-scratch-construction-diary.html This thread really moved me, and I had to let him know how much I was impressed. I don't know if he still posts here, hope he is doing well. I also joined because I was so impressed with Buckocaster and his emeraldcaster (and other) builds. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecast...meraldcaster-project-aka-son-meloncaster.html I'm not a builder, but I felt I just had to express my appreciation for their work. I got a lot of useful information out of this site, and wanted to repay the favour by answering as many questions as I can when possible, when nobody else beats me to it. It's hard because I'll read the site at work and wait until I get home to reply, and by then the thread has moved on. Funny enough, I found this site while doing research for a Strat. By coincidence I also had a Telecaster... Why did you join the TDPRI?