It is sad to say it does look like the end.
I mean we could start over, I too noticed all but the last three pages of discussion have been purged.
It's sad that many of our friends that made those post are now gone.
Whether they were archived or not I do not know.
I however will always be fond of all the great discussions and all the great people I've met here.
At the same time i'd like to apoligize for any rants I was involved in.
I too will keep looking in.
Look at it on the bright side, in a few years as the mind grows weary, we will forget we were ever here. The one day we'll stumble across this place again and say "hey that seems like a nice site, I think i'll post there". Then we'll nap.
Best to all, stay in touch.