When I joined Volconvo in April 2004 (within days of the join dates for many people here --- a very strange thing) the place was a hive of activity. It had its ups and downs, like WordForge. Somehow in the past year it went into a death spiral that still has me puzzled. But there's a warning there for all boards like this one. It takes commitment. Otherwise you show up one fine day and it's all gone.