The creation of the offshoot Fan Force site banning this board from social use has killed the community. Us North Texas TFNers who weren't already posting before the split-off have long been deprived of the ability to get to know others in the region. To spontaneously discuss things pertaining only to this local area, in theforce.net style. Being only allowed to use a separate site creates a gap for new potential members. Most of whom are not initially interested in joining a group, but just want to see who on these great forums lives in their area. I tried to register at the other site once or twice, but couldn't. But from looking over it, it doesn't look attractive anyway. And there don't seem to be much activity there lately. This place is better, and hasn't even been used for making announcements in over a year. I think it's time it returns to its original use. If that can't happen, then at least allow one thread (a social thread) to be used.