I've been reading posts here since 2001, but signed up in 2003. I learned how to take care of my hair long ago so I don't even look at the hair board. As for this board, I'll check it out if fft is down or if I'm really bored. The topics are the same ole with no hilarity, and the tone also seems to be more of a very young crowd than it used to be. Finally the format is very annoying. I have ad blocker too, but still the colors kill me and it's too cramped. I liked the old board much better.