Very interesting read! Thanks for the history and what you've seen over the years MBI.
Kinda funny.... after reading this whole thread.... this is what stood out to me most. lol
MBI wrote:....I got more involved in the forums than I had been before, and happened to be in the right place at the right time when this forum nearly closed its doors about a year ago. Hallis had done a great job keeping things running but was ready to step down, so elbowmacaroni, myself and jruther2 agreed to split the costs of running the forum three ways so we could keep it operating. I was surprised at how high the bills were, and that HC had shouldered most of that burden himself as there were hardly ever any donations coming in....
This reminds me... it's time to give my yearly donation!!
It's also time I DOUBLE what I've given in previous years.
When I think of what I've given compared to what I've received... I've made out like a bandit!
The information, experience, entertainment, and comaraderie I take from this forum and all
you guys here........ FAAAAAAR outweighs the money I've been able to afford to donate.
Yesterday, I was unable to access the forum. Dunno if it was my computer, or the site.....
but it made me think of what it would be like if this forum went down. I DIDN'T like the thought!!
It actually made me a little sick to my stomach LOL. What is this site worth to YOU?!