First of all, I'd like to thank Diane and Dean for their observations and kind words. Very gracious my friends. Tom, yours especially. The primary issue was indeed one of bandwidth. The max ceiling was comparatively low to that which we enjoy today and yes, in order to keep them going, I would restart the thread although the existing software would not allow me to do so using the author's name since I was the one doing it. I altered Jeffrae's title to this thread as I viewed it quite crass, though I did so only minimally. Most of his original wording still exists. I informed him of this when I did it ( clear out the cobwebs, Jeffrae ) as he should rightfully recall. I lay no credit to the notion put forth in this thread as it was entirely Jeffrae's. Sure, I could have mentioned in the new thread that this was Jeffrae's baby, but at the time when this thread was being hit relentlessly, I kinda figured everyone knew that and never once considered it again. Who would have thought that it would have remotely possessed so many enduring qualities thereby withstanding the test of time at YT? As for the other thread that I 'stole', its originator knows full well who he is ( Lyth ) and has voiced no objections to my continuing it under other titles. Again, those on board at YT at the time knew who the creators of said threads were and because they were so popular and also because the originators weren't around as frequently, I took it upon myself to ensure they were continued when they reached the aforementioned 'ceiling'. ( the thread in which I speak is essentially 'what are you listening to now' ). The TVM thread also has shown some enduring qualities, but that one is mine unless, of course, Jeffrae would like to lay claim to that one as well.
Bottome line, I have done a pretty good job here at YEStalk and continue to enjoy the interactions immensely, though my available time has been restricted to varying degrees thanks to the demands of my work. I earnestly try to be fair and feel I have succeeded. It's not about me, though. It's about all of us and our appreciation for this magnificent conglomeration of awe-inspiring talent. Admittedly, I fear for their future with so much uncertainty surrounding their present situation. However, like you, I hope they will return with a vengence. Let us hope that time will be soon.
All posting that reaches the 3,000 mark will have the topic restarted in the future. Consider yourself duly informed Jeffrae. If at that time you are here and wish to communicte your desire to personally restart it after I lock her down, I will be glad to comply. If not, I will restart under its present title and assume the authorship only because the existing software will not permit me to do otherwise. I hope that's clear.
"Master of images-Songs cast a light on you"