I had lost track of my favorite bulletin board/forum. It used to be called the Virtual Fly Shop (or, simply VFS) and most of us who frequented it (I started in 2002 or 2003) loved the thread-type organization of each post and all replies. I don't know why they ever stopped it, as it is a very popular forum technique of photography web sites such as the granddaddy of them all, http://www.dpreview.com
After VFS, I think it continued for a while as a forum on the Fly Fisherman Magazine Web site. But the format had changed and that turned away a lot of folks. This I think was about 2005. Many folks also didn't like the fact that you had to register as a user. Now, of course, every Web site requires registration as far as I can tell.
The next step for the old VFS forum was a move to Florida Sportsman forums. And here, things went smoothly until again the format changed. More of the "old-timers" gave up.
I personally had lost track.
BUT, yesterday I googled "what happened to the old virtual fly shop bulletin board" and it took me right to the "old" board which has now migrated back to Fly Fisherman. I was able to log in with my old profile information and added a reply to one of the posts just to be sure all was working.
Very quickly I was comforted to see some old names: Hans, Emerger, Fly Fisherman, Steve S, Flykuni, Charlie Craven, Eperous, Johno and others
Here's a link to the site: