Thanks again to Dan for years of toting this load alone essentially, keeping the community together. This thread will be for the purpose of discussing how to move forward, what a Tweak 2.0 would look like, how much it would cost, and how we would govern and fund it. Having chatted with some of you offline I think it's clear most folks would be against a Google Group, and frankly I have to agree. Unless we get desperate, or there is more customization than it appears to have, I think it should be a last resort. So Option #2 would be to keep a forum solution like we have now, which is going to require funding. I think this is probably the best course. And I have an idea of how we might accomplish and sustain it. Here goes: Stage 1) Interested parties would identify themselves. People desiring a leadership role on the forum, and who would be willing to contribute financially. Joint ownership, a Tweak council, who would evenly divide the hosting costs. And for their money would have moderation powers, and a vote on how things would be run. Most decisions would be debated and brought to a vote, democratic majority rule. Drop outs of course will occur, and those seats offered up to the community as they become vacant. We'd have some sort of lottery to decide when we have more applicants than seats, etc. A constitution or charter would have to be designed and modified over time. EDIT: It goes without saying that Dan would retain a permanent and free seat on the council. This is his baby, and it's the least we can do. Stage 2) Hosting solutions investigated, compared with what Dan has in place now, and an estimate of yearly costs determined. Stage 3) The results of Stage #2 posted on the forum, and final calls made for those wishing to participate. Stage 4) Money gathered, hosting established, and the existing site transferred. I'm pretty fuzzy on this stage, as I've never been involved in the hosting of a serious forum. My assumption is that we could transfer the existing forum, user accounts, threads, etc, to the new host easily. A seamless transition for the community. So whatcha think? Personally I think it's a sustainable system. Even with only 3-4 people splitting the hosting costs it wouldn't be a burden, and frankly I believe we'll have more like 10-20 step up. Tweak3D worth $50 a year? Hell yeah. Option #3? Any an all options are on the table, please speak freely.