Speaking for myself, I have to say that I don't like the idea of merging. This isn't to say anything against the points made above in favor of the change. However, personally speaking, I far prefer having the separate structure. I understand the idea and functionality of the tags, but to me it just wouldn't feel the same as having the separate forum. The RMFF boards have been like a second home to me for 10 years now. Most of my best friends are there. I look back through the pages of posts (or could when the boards were up!) and see our lives playing out in reverse. I think that sense of home, and of individuality, would be lost if we merged. Or to put it another way... it feels like someone saying "hey, we're going to merge your house together with the houses of 10 neighbors around you. It will be bigger, with more going on, and you'll have more interaction with people you might not see as often otherwise". Well, ok, except... it wouldn't be my/your house anymore. It would be a large homogenized building. To me it's more than just a question of which link to choose or clicking a tag, or whatever. There is something intangible beyond that, and I don't want to lose what we had.