It is certainly possible, I've seen it done on other sites. I would even accept that as a reasonable compromise if it was implemented. Also Nexxo.... For as large as this site is, and for as many dedicated members as it has. I think your argument of a pricey vBulletin package is a farce. Such funds could easily be covered by the normal use of advertisements. Not only that, but we are running on a dated version of vBulletin, and with prices like this, what is the excuse for using such a dated solution? In addition, your "free" argument is tripe [see my counter argument below]. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we as the members of Bit-Tech are more than just potential clicks, we are the content creators. You say that we use this site for "free" and I think that couldn't be further from the truth. While there are plenty of people who just visit, click a few links, and leave. The site exists because of the time the members put into the site. I haven't even made anything of particular notoriety and I can recall many, MANY hours writing up and formatting posts. I can only imagine how much time has been put into some of the larger project logs. When compared to a project log, an article is nothing (I still respect the time put into writing up articles, but at the same time acknowledge the MASSIVE investment of time for a log). I think this point is reinforced even more now that the site has had to resort to talking about the great mods of yesteryear to use as content for the site. Not that I mind the articles, I really enjoy them. However, this only serves to further prove my point that the members drive the forum, and we create the majority of the content that brings Dennis money.