Well.. It wasn't my intention to shoot down your idea... But maybe I took a quick look and a quick thought. But it's still other's decision if they need to be at yours.
... And I didn't get your quote...
Sorry Spi, I'd had a hard day, internet was playing up, I was trying to set this site up, and despite appearnces, it wasn't simply a matter of 'click and paste', it was backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards, test, update, load etc, all day long... Dawn French played the first female vicar in a parish and was quite happy with what she had achieved, then the Parsole of the Village tells the ArchBishop of Canterbury he doesnt like her. I think the actual quote was (when she heard him say this) ' You sure know how to take the wind out of a lady's sails'. I felt like her, you felt like him. Bad day. Misunderstanding. No harm done. (They both got on very well, in the end, btw)
Just my 2 cents, but I don't think that a spin off of NR should be a carbon copy like that one is. It has all the same section headings, verbatim, it's the same exact look, just a slightly different color, and the name is nearly identical. How about creating a new space with a fresh design and brand new vibe? Why just repeat and copy the old? Change is good. People are too resistant to change.
I agree. I have done this before, and started anew, but you know what? - everyone wanted it to look just like the last forum.
Change is good, AND people are resistant to change, if we are trying to set up a continuity, why should we radically change it?, people wouldn't like the change.
Tom's format is good, why re-invent the wheel?. Sure, we can change the format as we go along (that's the way I operate), give the people what they want, YCYOForum.
If 'I' redesigned it, i would probably play down the negative, aliens, klingons, reptilians from Outer Space business. But you can't just have the positive side, it's about balance, and many people are and will be going through the negative side of life (which is part of the awakening). We could say, OK we done that, now we're moving on to better,higher, but that doesn't help the poor sods that are going through all that hell. That was the point of NR. It will still be the point of ND (WeHeartNR).
Thanks to everyone else for your kind comments. I think we will all continue to post here until D-Day, so the other site is just there waiting for the inevitable.