Bluewing, as I understand it you can still participate in existing threads in the Pacific NW Gardening forum, as long as it is about plants commonly used here, and even answer existing questions in the other one, the gardening questions one, which allows only "new members" to post new threads or questions, as I understand it. We need all our old friends to post in the Pacific Northwest one and the other one too. Does limit things, though, doesn't it. I rather like the forums at both Gardentenders.com and Unusualplants.net, and GardenWeb is good although huge. If you find any others that are more like this one, please let us know.