As a recent joinee, I'm not sure for how much longer! With over 4 million (alleged) members, I expected a lively and open set of discussion forums. Instead, there are just a handful of posters making a handful of postings most days, TES itself seem desperate to drum up discussion by regularly starting their own threads instead of the ones that are important to teachers, and moderators seem to spend a lot of time posting comments instead of moderating in threads but then blocking out other people's posts who disagree with their point of view. (Has no one told them this is like being judge and jury and scares posters off?) I have found these forums disappointing to say the least. TES forums are now in life support. How can we all help the people who work for TES do a far better job at creating a discussion forum than they are currently doing? Discuss.