You'd be surprised what it's possible to do with a little bit of hard work. Just takes everybody chipping in to get the board active again. Once that's happened new people will join in, and old members will come back. Yes, UK Hippy did take quite a few members. Fair play to them, I hope that site's successful, it's all in keeping with building an online counter culture community. However UK Hippy doesn't have what I think made this place as good as it once was. Less is more I think, and UK Hippy is just too big and nebulous. This place has always had its highs and lows. When it started over 5 years ago, there were only about 6 members and as many threads. It might take some work, but I'm up for trying. By the way lithium, did you use to post under a different username?