The recent departures of Ed and Ray have got me thinking about how important this board is to the daily (or semi-daily) lives of many TB members. While I realize that nothing that happens here is LIFE OF DEATH important, I do miss having these guys around as part of the music related periphery of my day-to-day experience. We've gotten a lot of great new members over the past year, and I'd like to see this section of the site continue to grow into a larger and more active community if possible. I know I can't get the information and interchange that I find here anywhere in my hometown, and I suspect that many of the regulars I see coming around frequent this site for the same reason. To this end, I'd like to hear some suggestions about how to improve the site to make it more attractive to both regular members and newcomers alike. I'll be updating some of the "Newbie Links" threads in the next month or so (and if anyone can think of a better title for those threads, please post your suggestions here), and I have a bit more free time in the summer to implement any changes you might suggest, so if you have any ideas, please share them and we'll see what we can get done. In the meantime, please spread the word about the site to any DBers you might happen across...I'm always amazed how powerful a tool word of mouth can still be even in these bizarre cyber-times. Peace, DURRL P.S. - please refrain from turning this into a "U guys R so M34n, ur n0t a5 l33t a5 u Th1nk u R. w00t!" thread. I'm looking for serious suggestions here. If you think this issue is worth addressing, please address it respectfully and in complete English sentences. Thanks.