Considering how many people jumped ship last time there was a shake up, with good reason IMHO, I don't know how many would make the transition. I think if the site vanished most people would just move on and give Frothers up as a dead loss.
It's not exactly lively now.
Every time I go to post a comment on a mini I get a twinge of guilt like I'm interrupting a funeral service or something.
I think if the place is allowed to die and then you try and restart at a different site all you'll keep is a few hard core members wanting to live in the past and sigh and quote poetry about how inevitable it all was and how much better it was in the old days.
IMHO It's the interaction of all the diverse people with divergent viewpoints that wander in to check things out in this chaotic, well established and lively den of lawlessness on the boarders of oppressive civilisation, and feel free to give their two cents worth, and even stick around if they're so inclined, that make this place different from the "mind your manners and toe the party line or be locked out on the door steep" style of website that is dominant these days.
It's fallen on bad times, but if someone in authority applied a bit of TLC and showed some faith in the site, not to mention some respect for the posters and what they chose to display here, I think it would catch on and people would use it again for more than just whinging about TMP and political trolling.
What about a save Frothers poll?
Something that showed the Doc that people do care and it's not just a few hard core members eyeing off his throne and thinking things would be better if they were in charge, or whatever the hell he thinks is going on when people hit him up for the keys to the site.
It'd be risky because one of the great things about this site is that you don't have to take things here seriously, and can be as irreverent as you wish, so jokesters will screw about and a lot of people that do care will chose to exercise their right to be contrary and ignore any poll or vote flippantly for a bit of a laugh, especially as they won't have any faith in anything coming of it, and all this this will skew any result, perhaps showing the exact opposite to the true state of things...:sigh:
Can't one of you just go over and kneecap the old fart? It'd be much easier.