In light of various post lately about “the future”, “the role”, the organization of” the CPA and so forth, I offer the following observations: a. Traffic on this site is reaching a very healthy bandwidth. For some who may not be so computer enlightened, last week this site served 943 Unique sites with Total visits of 3,106. At the current pace we will serve almost 2 gigs of page hits this month, almost a 75% increase over last month. If the current pace continues, by mid summer we will exceed 10 gigs of page hits per month. b. The CPA has over 140 registered members. Although most do not actively post, someone must be hitting every week. c. The CPA is run by a group of visionaries who do it out of love for the game without ANY payment or profit. d. A lot of the REALY GOOD Magic sites are being overloaded, shut down or simply abandoned leaving many wondering what in the world has gone wrong. e. Put 10 accountants in different rooms with the same information and they will all come up with a different return, (Sorry still doing the business taxes, but) the same applies here as the membership grows. Many will differ in their opinions, interests and goals for the site. f. The Mission statement still applies. How the goal is achieved, the path followed and how long it takes to get there only depends on the general membership. g. If the CPA is to continue, Organization is needed. For those who have no Idea what it takes to run a website, consider that for the most part - 1 guy runs everything you are looking at and using. I may assist Mike in uploading and debugging from time to time but he does almost everything. Others may offer an occasional article, assist in submissions and grant some nicknames. As the membership grows and new people and ideas arrive, so will the need to offer diversity. I see a tremendous possibility here and suggest the following: Official Officers 1. Webmaster – Responsible for running the website. Major work, updating, running and maintaining the website. 2. Web Assistant – Responsible for assisting the Webmaster. Moderating message boards, granting nicknames, processing article submissions, and what ever the Webmaster could use help doing. 3. Weekly Columnists – Various people who will commit to writing articles on specific game related subjects every week. No excuses, Due each week. 4. Public Relations – A spokesman for the group when writing letters, suggestions, recommendations and so forth. Once these and others if needed, are agreed upon, put their names and email addresses somewhere where everyone can find them. Start a weekly “round table” discussion and limit the discussion to one specific topic. When time is up, do what the majority of the group wants. A perfect topic for week one would be: If you could add one feature to this site what would it be? At the end of the week make a voting booth with the top 5 responses. Let the people vote and then do what the masses want. By involving everyone, the masses are more likely to feel at home. With membership comes diversity and with diversity shall come wisdom. As a general suggestion to those who always say “I would like to help but I don’t know how”, You may be able to and just don’t know it yet. For those who are ready to “Quit” or are “Bored” Quitters - Quit! It was nice knowing you and good luck. I for one choose to live life and enjoy. For those of you who are simply bored, WHY? Give solutions to problems, don’t just whine. Tell us how to make things better, don’t just tell us its broke. I fear that without some direction, leadership and care, this site will end up as a topic on some other board like some that have appeared on ours. Just my opinion. As a wise old man once said “Your opinion is never wrong. Just keep your opinion separate from the facts.” If you have a different opinion please do not tell me I am wrong. Share your opinion, show examples of how to make things better and together lets keep the CPA strong.