There is obviously a massive hole to fill. I'd personally like APS to pick up that slack, as long as they can provide a similar service. For whatever reason, I don't think the forum-based mechanism is going to work. There's no definitive explanation why that should be, apart from history suggesting otherwise. I also think this is a good opportunity to get everyone back to APS. Facebook obviously initially provided what people thought would be a viable alternative but it's not. With no realistic ability to search backwards in time, then it's use as an information repository is negligible. And who can keep up with 10 different variants of virtually the same thing? I'm the first to admit that I don't come to APS as often as I used to, but I feel like it's time for it to re-establish itself. A web-based partnership with RDU would be the ideal scenario. It's inevitable that something will fill the void; let's hope it's something that actually provides the much-needed service to the greater herp community.