Just a thought. Forums are great places to not only meet other like minded people and create and share ideas. Some great help and trading takes place aswell. BUT if we are honest, most(not all) visit Forums to gain valuable backlinks through their signature. Should Google decide ever that this sort of backlink isn't counted in their alogorythm,or change it such a way that PR and backlinks no longer count will the Forums die? Will the interest in Forums over ride the loss of the resource? For example, and I wont name the members, but if you trawl through some Forums you will find 1000's of inane posts(ok from time to time we all do!)but, without a single post with help or advise or any interesting information. Without a doubt these sort will be lost. Now i bet if you counted up the number of these, and include the "great post" reply posters, what are we left with? Just a thought, whats your view.