thanks for all your advice, everyone. I recently was BANNED from an online fourm because I had PM'd a member who I was interested in quoting. I said that if they would like to be quoted I would need their real name, where they are from, and their email for verification purposes. When I went to check my reply PM, I was banned forever from the site! I would be crushed if that happened on MDC, so I emailed Jacque the administrator the other day asking about etiquette regarding this issue. Haven't heard back yet. However, I appreciate all the suggestions! keep 'em coming if anyone has more ideas!