It looks like this whole philosophy is from a dated and bygone era here now David.
Vidar and Eivind (I think), are quite happy for a "sleeping majority" to remain members of the forums in general and as Vidar created this one, if this is how he decides it is to remain here, then irrespective of whether anyone participates in discussion or not,.. irrespective if they post something themselves on the forum or not,..then it appears Vidar would advocate that they remain an active member here.
Even if that last line of the statement above, is somewhat a contradiction in terms, if you catch my drift.
Nigel earlier in this thread speaks of often reading all of the posts here, but unless he finds anything interesting to him, simply doesn't comment.
That's fine, but all i would say to anyone who regularly does frequent these places, and therefore it can be assumed they must have some interest in film or associated equipment, then please DO post something that you ARE interested in. Otherwise, if everyone was of a similar mindset and just wanted to read but never bothered posting anything, then there wouldn't be any forums anymore, nor a point to having any.
We cover a wide range of topics here on the whole, it surprises me enormously when i hear regulars say there is nothing of interest to them here ever posted.