:-)<BR><BR>The reason I didn't include the reply # was because I forgot about it! Just trying to get something up and running... actually, taking a peek at the data model it looks like he stores the # of replies to the first post in the thread. At least that's how it looks with a quick examination (realize that the data I'm looking at is stored in a column called "MsgReserved" - not very descriptive).
The previous messageboard system (version 3.0) didn't have a fieldcount, but he thought he might need it so he created a database column called MsgReserved. Then, in the DEV version (4.0), he used this column to store the number of replies.<BR><BR>Just like in the real-world with Internet protocols and whatnot.