I have benefited greatly from the information on this forum. But I find the little animated GIFs distracting to the point that I can barely stand to read the posts. I know I'm in the minority here. Most forums are overloaded with this stuff, so most users must love it.
When I type a new entry I can slide the dancing hot dog off the screen. But when I read entries I've found no good way to kill him. All of the browser settings that would kill him are global and therefore mess up other sites I visit with that browser. I suppose I could configure a dedicated browser for this forum, but that's a lot of work considering the number of computers I use.
I'll be checking in once or twice per month, but I won't be using this forum much any more. I wish y'all the best of luck. Maybe I'll meet some of y'all on the road one day.