Many people have to pay real money for internet access, phone call costs etc. Is submitting a message to this forum more expensive than using email? Not really. <p> It is true that the only way to submit a message to this forum is by using the web form. However, that does not mean you have to type it in 'on-line', no more than it does if you use email. <p> Just enter your message in a Windows (or Mac or Unix!) editor such as Notepad. Then, when you are ready, select the whole document and copy it to the clipboard. THEN login to your web provider, get the question entry page up (you should have it bookmarked for speed) place the mouse in the empty message area box and then just PASTE your message in and press the Submit key.