There are other forums out there, of course, but most are of a narrower focus with regard to subject matter. I've been to MANY of these kinds of forums over the years and none seem to have the breadth and depth of conversation that TrekBBS has. The only one that ever came close, IMO, was the TOS BSG site "Ship of Lights", that died a very untimely death 10 or 15 years ago. The user base talked about more than just BSG and there was a super-rare nonpartisan understanding and tolerance between fans of both shows (TOS and RDM's NuBSG) I only ever otherwise found here (only because, I think, it wasn't a primary topic of conversation at TBBS). I was very sorry to see it go, and I will be very sorry to see TrekBBS go if it looses support from its user base from this advertising snafu.