Thank you for the kind words. I must say that I have missed this "bag of mixed nuts" and will try to visit more often.
I also am concerned for our fellow Capt. Wolferz. Let's all hope for the best.
I'm also shocked about the SS Comp. What happened?
I hereby pledge to enter each month if we could bring it back. I personally think the old rules were quite adequate and fair, and if everyone would actually vote honestly what they truly believe to be the best 2 shots ( which I could honestly say I did ), MWolfe would probably still take first place, but we'd all still have a chance at second, right? Seems the only problem we had with the contest (when I was more active here) was participation (entering and voting). And judging by last Aprils contest, It got progressively worse. It seems we had the same problem when I joined the forum. I do remember making a concerted effort to get members fired up to get it rolling again and it gathered quite a bit of steam for quite awhile. Then something must've happened. I'm guilty of not participating after the format change, and then my life got a little complicated and I put a lot of things on the back burner, including this forum. But things are starting to get a little better for me and I've decided that I will just have to make more time for things I truly enjoy.
By the way, can anybody explain to me why my avatar is so gigantic now. Is it just on my computer, or is it that huge to everyone?