OK, not to be a party-pooper, but how is THIS group different from the SMOKING BACON forum in the main section? It seems redundant and divisive. I would think that splitting the attention of "bacon" between two distinct places makes for a less-productive board. Especially since this is a "join" section where not everyone will be able to see updates unless they take a secondary action to join this area as well. Are sausage-makers (or Bacon-makers) so exclusive and different than regular smoker-users that they need their own "group?" The separate sausage forum in the main section is not enough? Sorry for putting a negative spin on this. I can see where the groups is a good idea for regional area groups, or even specific product owners, but when it comes to "sausage-makers" versus "bacon-makers" versus "brisket makers" I really think we're duplcating - and possible diluting - the value of the rest of the forums. Thanks for letting me put in my two cents. Sorry if I offended anyone.