Grady, I agree with ya. That's where I was going before - the only way that method would work is if someone man's the thread (like Jrichker did in the idle surge sticky) and updates the first post with any gems that pop up in all the later posts. Jrichker evaluates people's replies and periodically adds the good stuff to his first post (hence the first post being organic). You really dont need to read most of the replies in that thread - the good stuff is in the first posts by JR. As you noted, that's the only way that method would work IMHO also. Otherwise, there's too much shotgunned throughout the thread.