My thought a few weeks ago was to start an online Conservative community. Why? The reason was I saw a need that was not being met properly. I wanted a simple, stable, and secure site.
I talked to a few friends. One friend, Stu in Tokyo, told me about his woodworking community. I thought I would use that model and use the same forum software package. Before I started I wanted to run the idea by John Walker.
John Walker surprisingly was thinking on similar lines. As we were exchanging ideas he offered to put up a basic installation with server connections. My understanding it would take a couple of weekends. (I will let you know when those couple of weeks is up.)
The decision to start the site happened on December 9th. I thought it would have little functionality but usable. I thought it would take months to be presentable. I dreamed of major problems and setbacks. I was wrong.
Originally I thought of calling the site some variation of Lint Trap. It was to work off of the Sock Puppet motif. I had no idea that John was the founder of www.ratburger.org. I was surprised by the Ratburger name but have grown to like it.
I write this because I like history and love to know how things come about. Who knew less than a week ago we would be here?
A Member sent me a PM saying Christmas came early this year by having this site. I think that sums things up nicely.