Like "May I suggest that you friend someone instead of asking for followers. That way if you wish you may use the Private Mail system to contact them off the discussion board. To friend clich on the person's screen name or icon. That will open a box asking to friend or follow. When friend is clicked a dialog box will open and you can add to the Dialog box (I usually do) or just click the [send friend reqeust] button below. Then all that is needed to do is wait till that friend responds. Followers do not have the private mail option. I have found that those members who are actively posting on DC have the greatest liklihood of responding, although I have sent some friend requests which have been accepted 2 yrs after I made the request. I invite most every new poster on DC, I usually get quite good returns. God's best to you James. "