I think the real advntage would come from somehow relating the new site to WWGHA
Like I said before, this is the issue. If all we are doing is setting up atheistsite#582, then there seems little point. The new site will be yet another random group that splintered from WWGHA and will thrive or founder as all the others have done, but its chief problem will be that there is not the link to the main website: THAT is where the vast bulk of the non-atheist traffic comes from, and without the regular supply of Christians, who are we going to rail against?
Here is my suggestion, taking into account the possible legal issues......
1) We start a new forum - my preference is for something like friendsofwwgha
2) The Admins lock this forum with the previous "awaiting update" message - and a link to the new forum.
3) We run the new forum exactly
like this one - still Brain's baby, still linked to the website, the only
change in effect is that we are in control of the updates and functionality.
4) Marshall will either continue to ignore it all, in which case no problem, or he will get in touch and either resolve the problems here, or tell us to shut down - either way, we will have a resolution, and I have no concerns over the legal issues if we shut down immediately on first contact as requested.
As I've said before, I have neither the time nor the skills to set up or Admin a site like this. Thanks to Hal though for the costings - yes, I'll cover the lot if we're doing the above (or similar). Quite happy to buy the car and then throw the keys at someone, provided someone tells me what dealer to use and what model to buy, etc.