the main reason I 'joined' OM was the meets, as stated these have declined/stopped and in fact I'm not aware of much if anything being sorted behind the scenes. I totally agree with other comments that lasting friendships and indeed relationships /marriages and even children have been formed through OM.
Oh, there's a meet in October at Sykeside if you are interested.
i also enjoyed the humour, albeit a bit warped at times, but that suits me and I haven't jumped ship to any other site, with the exception of one post on Trek lite. I have my own reasons for not visitng OM regularly and that is there is no longerthe eclectic mix of contributors instead a dominance of individuals, and I suspect this is probably similar to many others
Yes, people don't like change like a refresh, remember a few years ago but I really do wish the new owners and you Jon every success and hope that the new 'experience ' is better and OM can be rescusitated and others can gain the same pleasure as others have.