It's all in good fun, really. The only thing agressive about Splooge is when Marc (the other cofounder, see above) doesn't get his raviolis. *I* personally have spent a ton of time and effort on this thing. Constant pestering from Marc for changes and fixes etc, etc. I just want to see the system get used. Yeah, we posted to usenet, Spam, no. Just as many posts about every other system. I personally did 100% of the coding on this system, at my hourly consulting rate, it's cost me well over $20,000 in time. Marc has spent alot of money on the hardware and bandwidth necessary to get this running. Why did we do it? Community, as silly as that sounds. We come from a time when bbs's ruled the landscape, when internet meant telnet and ftp, and you were king if you could afford a 1200 baud modem. We tried to recreate the whole community thing the bulletin board systems had with chat systems, but unfortunately, most people aren't interested in chatting on anything other than IRC or AOL. So, we decided to give it another shot, this time with p2p filesharing as the central part of the system. Where it'll go, we have no idea, but we were doing it in the beginning, and we'll be doing it until the end. Happy Holidays folks.