After posting a message and the problem is resolved, is there a way to delete the "original post and replies" or is that under control of the forum administor or a time frame? Also does this have any reflection on the stored messages (max. 40) allowed in my private message folder? I've sent a few and have deleted some, but it's showing I have 3 stored, I have 1 sent and it was- confirmed and 1 sent-unconfirmed. Unless things have changed with the new math, 1 + 1= 2? Is my original posting, (not a private message) counting in this some how? And what happens, after hitting the max. of 40 in the Private messages (which I don't intend on doing but I have 2 I know of and it's showing 3? Where might this 3rd message be, so as to not have any problems with the max. of 40? p.s. I've noticed in my last post, a check mark in the ratings column, what does that mean?....(yes I'm a newbie) but I LOVE TLC and the forum and you guys have been great in helping us with our questions!