By starting this thread, I wasn't trying to be funny or clever - only highlighting the extreme lack of activity.
Personally I have done very little pyro over the last year or so. Mostly down to house move and associated work involved with getting the house as we would like it. So the only thing that I could contribute, was to suggest that I think that the forum is very quiet (to be polite). At least it has provoked some activity.
Rip Rap do you still have a link to your papers on jumping jacks it was excellent, I have it somewhere but can't find it.
I certainly agree with 1, 3, 4 and 5. Monthly magazine I am not bothered about. Anything that can go in a magazine can be published on the forum "free".
I am lucky - my ELO is great and I have A&K and AO licences sorted. The main concerns I have at present concern storage of any compositions or articles before firing. I will be honest and say that I do not fully understand what can and cannot be stored. So an "idiots guide to storing experimental pyrotechnic compositions and constructed articles" would be good.