OK, before this gets a little bit out of hand I feel I need to intervene. Hopefully nobody takes offense to any of it as that is certainly not my intention and as this thread grows old I'm certain there will be many more interactions like these. For inmates who are deeply vested in the DR650 thread none of what I say here will be new but to those who are either peripherally involved or none at all I feel that it will be important to share this bit of info... As I stated in the initial post, a lot of us in that thread have known each other for years. We do joke around with each other a lot and over time have learned to deal with each others idiosyncrasies without much bother. It's hard to get along with everyone on the internet and I feel one of the biggest strong suites of this group is that we put in the extra effort to actually get along. In my opinion the biggest reason is because we seldomly discuss politics or religion. Whenever it comes up it is either quickly dismissed or the door is respectfully shut on it by the regulars. Respect between one another is also a big key and I believe it is the glue that holds everything together. That is not to say that we have not had our spats among ourselves but for the most part we all try very hard to squash grievances. That being said, when you throw in 'outsiders' the level of cohesion can be disturbed. We typically take pride in the fact that when a n00b comes into the thread and asks a 'dumb n00b question' that we simply provide the info without resorting to answering with things such as "use the search button" or "this has been discussed a thousand times". To me, that shows the type of character that hangs out in the thread and is a willing part of the community. It's what separates us from others. So let's continue on with that tradition of hospitality as we open up our circle to inmates that may not have these insights into who we are. I'd also ask people that are not familiar with the core group of folks here to know that any ribbing and/or flagellation that you receive by the members here is in no way directed with malintent. At least not until we really know you. A few good questions have been asked and I have not stepped up to answer them and for that I do apologize. Although I have previously stated that I have nothing to do with the logistics of room and board, I do have a responsibility to answer questions here as best of my ability. Scott does not check in often so it makes this a little more difficult but there is still plenty of time to have questions answered and inform everyone on what to expect and how to prepare. Trust me, being a proud cheapass I am fully aware that the cost is a bit high for this sort of rally which contributes to the inquiries of separating meals and stay. Knowing Scott I can only assume that the cost was calculated to make sure that he can provide, with the resources he has available, a space that is suitable for all involved and everyone leaves happy. So please continue to post up your questions. I may not have immediate answers but I'll try to corral them all and talk them over with Scott to see where we can, or can't, work things out.