Then why the three in the Ham Radio Discussions (see above) "Show Us Your Shack", "I Wanna See your QSL card", etc. There's no reason to white highlight those threads. I think there's even a white highlighted thread in the AM forum besides the other two forums I showed in my initial post. I have no problem understanding the reason why it's there in the Swapmeet section, "to get people to read those threads" but it defeats the "Dark Shack" visual at least on the first page on each of those forums. Interesting, if you don't log in, the default screens come up (all white). However, if you go down to the lower left and choose "Dark Shack" the stickies mentioned don't appear with the obnoxious white background. Of course, you can only read posts unless you then log in to post and then the white sticky backgrounds mentioned above reappear.