schoolboy error on my part. as soon as i typed it in, i noticed the 'search forums' button, and there was the same thing: rather a lot!
I must remeber to check in future...
there's an odd thought: on a new thread, when pressing the enter button (submit or whatever), perhaps it should automatically do a search, and then give a 'do you want to continue?' option if some stuff turns up.
off topic already... time for the pub.