HOWEVER, the only reason its the best place to be is the people, not the forum. If those people were ever to transport to another forum, well, then THAT would be the best forum on the web. You get the idea.
Alan, thank you for your service here. You have been a large part of this forum since the beginning. You have assisted me when I needed it and made me feel like it was personalized service. I'm sure it was, after reflection. I'm glad you are still going to be here. I'm not on as often as I once was.
I agree, this place is special. It is one of the internet oasis' that one desperately tries to find. The forum is all about the topic. It lives or dies on the membership. Your words that I quoted are very true. I haven't been on here enough to know the issues, but when I learned George had sold the forum, I knew it would bring change. It was very close to perfect, but it was causing George issue. I started a web forum last year. I have PM'ed George and the new admin here. I must say it's a daunting task. I have great support staff there. Losing you here will hurt. I hope they can cover the loss to staff you will bring.
Is it hard to start a site?.I don't know anything about it,just thinking.. Alan I wish you the best of luck in whatever you do,
It's not hard to start a site, it's hard to maintain a site to the standard you want. It is a lot of time, some money and plain hard work sometimes. Good people make the site, as Alan said.