Tom, I have confidence in whatever you do for this site.
I am concerned as Ray mentioned that some of the stories and threads throughout this site are priceless. If they were ever lost we would never see anything like them again. And so many members have contributed to make those stories, comments, photos, videos all so valuable.
Some of those members may have passed on. They may be unable to post as most of us know of one member who is well respected throughout the FDNY but suffered a very serious stroke. The History of the firehouses, Storm Sandy, My younger buff years, the serious incidents that FDNY handled over the years that made history etc.
Even the cyber space chit chat that has gone far beyond the firehouse kitchen table but entertained us across the world on this web site. Almost a form of Brotherhood all of its own. We are friends because of this and many of us watch out for each other as Brothers. One of us gets sick, we know about it. A grandchild is born, we know about it.
We all have the same interest. It is in the Fire Service and especially the FDNY.
And from reading other threads here, it seems like some of those guys even know when and where I go on vacation. For those who are not aware, it's spring break in Fla right now for those young college kids. Where else would an old fat guy go for a little fun and relaxation.