I find it pretty interesting that the forum was about to shut down, it touches upon the point of just how long a community such as this could last and grow at the same time. Just how are all the other forums, which support multiples of members and posts more than physicsforums surviving? Physicsforums, though, represents a pure cause, if anyone has done any research on the current forums at this time which support a very large membership, most of them are either fan based (Gaia?) and religious (Christianforums) which, I suppose have more devotion in relevance to the financial aspects. Forgive me for my naivety I enjoy interacting through physicsforums for its purity, it somewhat in a class of its own. Although the "cause" is less explicit and stirs up less emotion than the incentive to earn a status in the videogaming world for instance, and all of the preoccupations associated with the decrease of IQ points. Let's admit, physicsforums is not that addictive. And superior intelligence fosters shame and isolation at times. Science thrives through individual pursuit, the geniuses that fostered it. One can ask the question of, just why aren't the major scientific establishments promoting such a project as physicsforums or even setting up their own? What the hell are they doing to contribute to the scientific education among the youths. I believe that a project such as this (physicsforums) would do wonders in promoting some excitement among the youths, whether they're motivated by ambition or pure scientific inquiry, especially if more effort was made to popularize forums such as this. Unfortunately, I don't see any trends, but perhaps this will be the first step in such a popularization of public scientific communities such as physicsforums. A pretty nice move by the scientology administration: become the first to support and finance such enthusiasm, not the Royal Society or any other science foundations, in a society with continually declining interest in science; become the first to popularize world web science and to make a direct attempt in popularizing science, while all of the high class,polished, establishments stand aloof and disinterested (besides forming isolated groups of their own)...."hey science is fun!" "Hmm, scientology is fun!" ZAP, now you're a scientologist without knowing it ;) I have to admit, forums such as this has greatly improved my science and math savvy; even more, my enthusiasm and efficacy in communicating about matters of science. I have to admit...feel a bit awkward "representing" scientology in a sense. Looks like, they'll be no more banning for "unscientific" arguments;) If things turn strange, I'm outta here. What do you all think is their motivation for buying physicsforums? And just how will they exploit it for the growth of scientology? Who will be managing the forums, will Greg still be involved? Just making my mark on this moment.