@ChrisSilver - I have to say that you and the other mods are doing a terrific job moderating this forum and especially making it welcoming to new members.
I recently joined another forum for stamps (as that is my other interest), and I got my first post deleted, and verbally abused over email by a moderator - because my post was deemed “gibberish”, and I was wasting their time asking for an explanation why. I apologised anyway but suggested they try to be more courteous in their communication, at which point I was called petulant and told to “sod off”. 🤦🏻♂️
As a moderator of a Tolkien forum, I get how demanding this job can be especially since one volunteers time and effort that is often overlooked, so I needed to say THANK YOU for making this forum a really pleasant place. Honestly it’s not common to find a community where there’s so much goodwill, and it flows from the founders and mods. 🙂