I knew about the O.E. thing because I did get your first PM, although I'm not sure why it took me so long to notice that there was something new in my inbox. I generally look in the upper right corner every few visits, or so I though, but maybe I was just neglectful and didn't see the notification for several weeks. In any case, it looks like I'm getting your PMs but you are not getting mine. I will answer your last PM just to make sure, so check your inbox and let me know. I hope I don't have to upgrade or change the forum software, but I have a feeling that's going to be necessary, especially with all the failed page loads that have been happening in recent months, which my hosting service hasn't been able to explain.
Thank you for your wonderful compliments about the forum, though I take little credit for the quality of the experience here. I tried to do my part and unfortunately had to ban a few people over the course of the forum's existence. But the bottom line is that the show itself attracted a diverse group of people, a good portion of whom were/are very intelligent and emotionally mature folks who wanted a mutually respectful environment in which to post and brought that sensibility with them here. I think possibly because the conversations and analyses here tended to be "deeper" than at other Sopranos forums, there was a natural selection of a type going on, and if you weren't really a viewer of that stripe, you probably didn't hang around or even register here in the first place. So I credit the show and the wonderful people who came here with making this such a terrific forum, but your generous comments are much appreciated anyway.