thanks for all of the help everybody and for the link prize. and dont worry, in the future, i will more than wear out that helpful little search button.

A quick word of advise. When you do a search the "only show posts older/newer than" option can be a little wierd sometimes. I usually try it a couple times to make sure I'm getting the ones I want. Also I think mabey forum moderators can dig up posts that are older than what it allows you to search for, so if you are ever looking for a specific thread your read in the past you could try sending them a message.