I just had a thought that might generate more interest in the site. If the powers to be generate a monthly thread on some facet of prospecting/mining, it would go over well with the masses. It can be on any facets of mining, be it panning, sluicing, dredging, drywashing, metal detecting (even to specific machines and basic setup, etc.), reading the ground, etc. If need be it could be a locked thread. It would be great if it came from the head folks in the organization, as it would show continued interest in us, the great unwashed masses.
Open to thoughts of the users and admin, both.