I was at work today and thinking that with 8th Maxim, there are now six Volunteer message boards with sizable and active contributors. Three of those sites -- Scout, Volquest and Volnation -- have been around several years. The other three -- OuterMonvolia, Vols, [itch bay] and 8thMaxim -- were created out of some disagreement or frustration with their initial board (OM grew out of Scout, V,B grew out of Volquest, and obviously this one out of Volnation). I have only been doing the message board thing about three years now off and on, but I have three questions I would like to pose to you. 1. Do we have -- in comparison to other schools -- a more sizable message board culture, and are the 6 boards a tribute to that, or is it just that the same 1,000 guys are posting on all of them? 2. Are other message boards for other teams as contentious as ours seem to be? Both within and across boards. 3. This is the question I really want answered. In 100 years when someone writes the history of Vols athletics, will message boards be significant enough that someone will write about the great VolNation dust-up of 2011, or the time Steve Forbes by way of Mike Griffith accused Hat of torpedoing the bball team, or the time Sab wrote a love letter to a QB prospect from California? I'm saying this jokingly but also seriously... Are we an important enough part of Vol culture to be accounted for, or all we all simply using this as a nice distraction from all the other hassles this otherwise cruel world piles upon us?