I think it was Sir Winston Chrichill who said that if we didn't study history it was due to reapete itself (or words to that effect). I wasn't a member of badger pond but I am a member of another popular WW forum that is having problems supporting itself. The question I pose is how do we prevent this from happening here. I think we have done well thus far in that we are using a third party host to park the forum. This allows us the luxury of a lot of bandwidth as well as having a server that will be updated as necessary. We are leasing the software, thus we are always kept current with the most current edition of the software. We are making the forum a member run forum so that we the members determine the direct the forum will take. So what can we do better.