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    I don’t know anything about that, but i know that’s it’s a conversation that goes back at least two years and maybe longer. I don’t know that it’s something worth dwelling on. I would not be suprised if some of those involved are no longer on the hobby. I had four friends who were locals that I would have pegged as lifers in this hobby. None of them have tanks anymore. I believe the community is ever changing as people cycle through. Those are the people to attract.

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    There are also lots of people still in that walked away from forums when they died and social media took over. I know quite a few that just don't bother with any of it anymore.

    I agree, no reason to dwell on it, it is just worth noting though how fickle this environment is. Its also worth noting that PNW aquarists can't support a club, or even the Bob Moore, so hopes that the previously largest user group of this site can bring it back are pretty bleak.
    I'd like to see more traffic too, I just think its important for anyone who thinks they want to put effort into this be aware of the obstacles they face.
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    I've been looking for someone to take over this site but no one seems interested, people don't have time, it takes lots of dedication, a big commitment, when Mike left it hurt the effort, all of the original people who supported the site one by one got busy/fustrated and stopped participating, I was left alone with no help, so I run it as long as I can but I'm extremely busy myself, I haven't had a tank in years.

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    I can imagine it’s frustrating to be tied to this when you haven’t had a tank for many years. Do sponsorships cover the cost of keeping the site going? I know it’s a time hog, but is it also an expense for you Scooty?

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    Yes, we have some good loyal sponsors, enough to cover the bills.

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