Yes - "It will never catch on
" is exactly what I was told. (I made the banner above and sometime later, Ash added the text stating that.) Thank goodness I didn't listen.
The very first poster of all on the very first forum we had was Doug (S1nner) who I think on the odd occasion does still visit here, then Squiz and Alison very soon after, followed by Norm and Redstar. The rest is history.
But how time flies. For the first decade or so this place was an essential read every morning and through out the day for dozens of people. Such a shame that when you visit now there's an evens chance of there being nothing posted since the previous visit.
But things change, the factory goes defunct, people move on and Facebook becomes the place that killed a million internet forums and chat rooms. C'est la vie and all that.