Whilst I realise may posters actually post whilst doing other other things (such as watching TV, listening to the radio or music, preparing lessons, invigilating, teaching - perhaps!), it is also the case that some posters have spent an awfully long time doing so. If one takes an arbitrary length of time as an average for each post - say 5 minutes - and multiply the number of messages posted TES handily provide for each poster by 5, one gets the number of minutes taken; divide by 60 to get the number of hours and then by 24 one gets the number of full, 24 hour days spent posting. For me 1280 posts = 6400 minutes = 106.66 hours = 4.44 days! That seemed, at first, an incredibly long time. But it's not. Really. Now I then took a look at a few other posters (not all, by any means; I've probably missed several posters with huge numbers who don't post any longer) and their number of posts and was amazed how many more they have posted. One (I'm not going to say whom) seems to have spent (according to my very rough & ready formula) a whole school year posting! (190 days!) So, if you dare, out yourself here. How many days have YOU spent posting?