Something tells me I'm going to get scorched for asking some of these questions, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. I am a long time participant over on FlyerTalk and (former) long time subscriber to Inside Flyer. I'm not one of these folks like Gleff that goes all over the world (seemingly) every week. I do a fair bit of travel, I kind of know the ins and outs of the programs I'm interested in, and I'm happy to get a good vaca every year or so with the points & miles I rack up. On FT, I post as many questions as answers, likely more. I've always enjoyed being able to ask some of the pro's over at FT questions on destinations, bookings and promos. I had a Mileage Make Over in IF years ago and accumulate most of my points from the topic of the question I submitted: spend on credit cards. Ok, so that's me. Here is my question: why start milepoint? I haven't followed the events that led to the sale of FT and am not aware of anything that took place afterward. My assumption is that FT was sold with some kind of unwritten understanding of Randy's involvement in it or how it would be run, and that didn't pan out. Randy says 'fine, I'll go do it again' and here we are. That's my assumption. But appearances are that FT was sold and money exchanged hands in that sale, and now we want to start up another one...why sell it to begin with if one didn't really want to be out of the business of chat boards related to points and miles? Was it too much money to pass up? Personal circumstances? I understand that: 1. I don't have a right to know. 2. It appears that I am calling out an icon. I really am not trying to be a jerk...but ever since I saw milepoint launch, I've wondered: why sell in the first place? And of course I'm wondering what the difference between the two boards is that will motivate the large number of FT'ers to migrate over here...but mostly it's the "why." Be gentle.