I've been a member here for just over a year and this is my first forum. I would like to understand why there is a need to post multiple threads that say the exact same thing. When I log onto the VCA website, I have my shortcut take me directly to the forums. I peruse the 'Latest Threads' and sometimes jump in there. The majority of the time I hit the 'New Posts' button and start scanning for threads/posts that are interesting to me. For example today, that gave me 7 threads titled...PartsRack/VCA Ohio Banner - Auction for Haiti Relief. How do others use the site? Do some of you only go to your Regional Forum (seems like you would be missing out on a lot of great info/stuff)? It seems to me that multiple threads get very confusing especially when there are conversations going on in multiple ones. I know there are perceived reasons for multiple threads...like events in Texas...they have 3 Regional forums, so the yearly 'Round Up' thread ends up in all 3 and some others. Would the event info get missed by some Texans if it were only in the Regional forum where it is actually taking place? Would forum members have missed the Ohio auction if it were only in the Ohio Regional forum? If I read the thread correctly, the auction is only open to VCA members, so guests wouldn't really need access to post in the thread...if they did, the guest could just start a thread about it with questions in the General Viper Discussion forum. I know that non-members can't post in the Regional forums and a few more, so having a thread duplicated in the Regional forum and maybe the General Viper Discussion forum would have merit. I have taken it upon myself to keep the Colorado Region forum current for our events, but I only post them in that forum. I was wondering if it is necessary to include our event info somewhere else...I don't currently see the need. What am I missing here ?