know of at least two others I've participated in, and there are probably more I haven't heard of. This one is new, and was started in response to the rapid mass-acquisition of forums by a foreign company. FloridaSheepdogs.com will remain independent and non-commercial. Some of the best forums I've participated in have been totally private without a penny of ad revenue, which can help keep the atmosphere more relaxed. I hope this one follows that path. This is owned by me, in Jacksonville, Florida, and hosted by a professional company I've worked with for 9 years, located in Mt. Airy, NC, the fictional Mayberry of Andy Griffith fame. Or, in the words of some of my ex-pat friends in Nicaragua, "We're all here because we're not all there."