First off let me start this by saying I love this forum and most of the people here. What I'm about to say I think will probably upset some people and I'm sure some or many will disagree with me. But I would like to discuss something that I see as a problem..... All of the little forum games are super annoying!!!! There I said it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that this forum is a place to share info and discuss fish/aquarium related topics to further everyone's understanding and methods in fishkeeping. Here are some quotes from the homepage and other pages that introduce fishlore.... "The goal of Fish Lore is to present accurate saltwater fish, tropical freshwater fish and aquarium fish information in a way that every fish keeper can understand." "© Fish Lore.com - providing tropical fish tank and aquarium fish information for freshwater fish and saltwater fish keepers." Nowhere does it say this is a place for people to play games. Games are great and all, but there is a time and place. Recently when I log in, at least half of the "recent posts" are things like the song association game, quick before the mods comes, or some other pointless game in my opinion. This makes it very hard for people that actually need help or people that are trying to share info (from what I understand to be the main reason for this forum). Nobody sees a lot of the important posts as they get scrolled on by on this list that I assume most people use to check out what is currently being talked about. Everyone is busy with work, family, friends, water changes, etc. I personally don't have time to go through every topic folder to find where people may need help or have some info I would like to know, etc. I assume that others are similar and also use this recent posts to find out what they have missed or what is current. Most people don't have time to go through the entire forum to find out what they missed or what someone has been posting about. Just by the nature of some of these games, people are basically spam posting over and over and that fills up the list pretty quick. Anyone who wanted to get to the 50 posts rule so they could have full access to all the forum has to offer, just needs to sit and play one of these games for about 30 mins to an hour and they will quickly knock it out. Just as posting useless posts is forbidden to stack your numbers, these games aren't much different. I know I seem like I'm being the Debbie downer, but I'm sorry I just don't see how any of these games help convey knowledge, educate people, make healthier fish, etc. If you want to play games, that is what facebook is for, or video games, cell phone apps, or a million other places. I'm a member of a few other fish and aquatic forums and none of them have any needless games like this forum does. Shrimp forums, plant forums, fish forums, even turtle forums (from my turtle days in the past), none of them have the spam posting these games present. Every one of those forums has a "recent posts" section and is where most everyone checks in to see the info of the day. I imagine no matter what my stance or belief on these game is will get anything changed or the games removed from the forum, but is there anything that can be done to help fix the problem? Maybe, is there a way to have the "games" not show up in recent posts? I think that would be a good solution, as those that wanted to play the games could go to their section and post away like crazy, and those that don't, wouldn't have to see it. Newer members or someone with emergency situation wouldn't have to worry about their post going by the way side due to silly games. I am sorry if I offended anyone in this rant, but I will get off my soapbox now. I just feel like this forum could be even better than it already is with some positive changes to help support the root function of this forum, which is to convey info, share experiences, and generally help one another with fishy aquatic stuff. If you want to play games, I suggest downloading Candy Crush, haha.