It's really good to see Emma back as it seems ESMB has drifted off of her original vision. The board seems to have come alive in the past twentyfour hours but where it consistently had nearly two full pages of todays posts recently it has almost always been much less than a full page and often in single digits. The abuses of Co$$$$$ are truly serious and if these abuses are to be addressed it must come from outside; from the exes. It can ONLY (a word Hubbard relentlessy abused as all you people who left ONLY because of YOUR MU's and OW's can attest) Antis can't do it. Co$$$ has a right to be there and groups are allowed their own bylaws within the context of public law. And the antis make ESMB inhospitable for exes who would seek mutual support in finding ways to reform the damned thing. they also seem to make this board in some degree inhospitable for exes who would speak well of auditing and/or training or speak great times they had while in or great people they knew Where are so many great posters of earlier years? Gadfly, Voltaire's Child, The Anabaptist Jacques etc. Why are new members not lasting? Not a week goes by without one or two new member intros but none of them seem to plug into the conversation. Well, Emma is back and I'm up for renewing this board's former vitality.