After two decades the time has come to retire a forum which appeared elsewhere on this site.
As I've previously said there are various problems with that forum. It is no longer supported: the company that programmed it is out of business. It has unfixable security issues. It uses a disproportionate amount of this site's resources which causes the site to lug and crash.
You will remember that I had planned to retire that discussion board 18 months ago. That proved to be an unpopular idea. However, now it's a business necessity because of an increase in traffic to the selectors.
I wish to thank the many people who have contributed their opinions, outrages and observations about current events, politics, religion, philosophy and more. A special thanks to longtime posters Ponderer, Donna, Rube, Olde Dude, Meagain, Indy, Tuk, txcup, Fascinated_foreigner, Kairos, Maddy and Whatsy. I've learned a lot from you even when we disagree, maybe especially when we disagree.
If you are like me, you have a need to write. It's a creative outlet and good way to clarify your thoughts. It sharpens the mind to be challenged. I placed a search tool at the bottom of this page so you can find old posts. If you were a regular here, you can collect your old posts and have enough material for a book. I hope you will continue to post here in The SelectSmart.com Post. It has features that can enhance whatever you write. I will be posting there so if you are interested in what I have to say you will find it here.
If nothing else, post an anonymous comment to bid farewell.
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