It seems that these city rep elections have brought forth less interest than the ones a few months ago after the 3rd FF meeting. Given it has just been a few days but I thought this brought forth a point. Is there a need/demand for a FF in Knoxville right now? A few months ago I thought it would be a good idea to see if people might be interested in a FF chapter here in Knoxville. Since there was already an exsisting group of SW fans in Knoxville (TSWCG) who meet on weekends, I thought one way this might work was to have another group that met on weeknights. At the time I was having a hard time making weekend meetings and weeknights were better for me. So I started posting trying to find out if there was a need.....a few people responded. Some voiced their objection but didn't want to talk about it. They just said "NO! There should be no FF in Knoxville!" Well, if you don't want to discuss a topic with me...why you think that, don't expect me to give your opinion any value. Some voiced their interest. So we held the first meeting to gauge interest. Turnout was very good in my opinion. From there on I though, if so many people showed up, maybe there is a "want" for a weeknight SW fan meeting. So it went on from there. People have come and peopl ehave gone. But from what I have heard interest in the FF weeknight meetings has died down. So the question is.....do you all think there is a need for this? At first I also thought there was. I also thought that the FF was a better forum to use due to it's big name. That was my opinion. Anybody is more than welcome to discuss this view with me on this open forum. But the important thing is not what I THINK....but what the people in the area who like SW think. That is the key! The way things have worked out, the membership of the other group has grown while this one has gotten smaller. Also for some reason, people prefer using the TSWCG boards over the FF boards. I thought I was doing the right thing by trying to start a FF in the area. At first it seemed it was going to work.....for some reason it didn't. So I was wrong, I will admit that. But do you all think that after the last few months that there is enough interest in a FF in Knoxville? I think the number of postings on this board kind of speak for themselves..... What do you think?