Pardon me if I'm introducing a taboo topic, or asking a question I shouldn't, but here goes... I certainly didn't have the post count some did on FT, but I like to think that what my posts lacked in quantity, they made up for in quality - and I was pleased to be offered an unexpected invitation to the MP (...oh dear, the acronym is the same as a certain FF program ) beta experience. However, having perused the new site for all of 20-30 minutes, I keep coming back to the same question: What makes MP different from FT? I know Randy has mentioned things like trying to foster more of a community atmosphere, and the system of "liking" posts in order to generate a less artificial metric than post count for determining the extent/value of a member's contribution to the forums. However, I guess I'm still not totally clear on the motivation behind the creation of MP. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to be a part of this new community, and I can't wait for it to get off the ground. But it seems appropriate to me to have a thread that more concretely addresses this new community's raison d'être. So, I guess relevant topics that could be addressed in this thread include: what makes MP different from FT; what we each hope to get out of MP; how to keep MP different from FT (if that is a goal); what the different respective roles MP and FT might play in our lives / the lives of FFs everywhere; and anything else anyone might want to address that falls under the purview of this thread. As I said, I hope this isn't a taboo topic - it's something about which I'm genuinely curious, and I'd love to hear others' perspectives on it. Thanks!