For some reason my avatar shows that I joint this forum on Apr 18, 2014. My first post was only made in the early part of Jan 2019. Up until this date I never had any reason to contact this forum. Since then, I wrote over 40 posts and I got to appreciate the usefulness of this Forum. My sudden interest was kindled by the desire to find out as much as possible about the workings of my newly acquired SP6, but due to the kind help I got within the short time, I would like to find out more about the makeup of this Forum. Here are some questions: Who owns the forum ? Is there a direct tie in with Microsoft ? Who are the people who have executive duties ? Are they elected ? How are contributors rated ? There seems to be some hierarchy , ranging from new member, to OP(whatever this means), to various degrees of administrators. Who assigns these designations? I would appreciate to receive anything else that might be useful to know about this forum. I will try to do my best to contribute useful information on my own , as in due course I am bound to find some.