[/quote]The software/computer gurus at the APS have a platform ready that closely mirrors this one. In addition, steps are being taken to preserve the information on this forum so it won't be lost. Nobody in their right mind wants the TMF to go down, but unfortunately (and needlessly) it seems inevitable. When that happens, the new forum will very quickly be up and running. Believe me, proactive action is being taken.
The APS has not launched the new forum yet because the TMF is still up, and the organization does not want the appearance of competition, nor of a "takeover." This forum has served the hobby well for over a decade, and people are accustomed to coming here. The APS respects that, and will continue to do the same as long as possible.
Thank you George for the update. I know I appreciate it and I'm sure many other members here are also happy to read this. It's great to hear there is something ready and waiting when the inevitable happens. Thanks again.