Probably a rash statement but I believe The Bronze saved the show that first year. You know, Website hits were an obscure concept at the time, but suits love numbers, and I believe with the nature of a Postingboard, where you keep refreshing, and each refresh is counted as a hit, that they may have been confused enough by the numbers to renew it. Needless to say, in the second year it found its audience (and two Emmys.) And the youth demographics clinched a long run. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
Having said that, I believe Artie's nifty new spam filter may finally signal the death knell for The Bronze. I can't seem to get a MIDI past it.
Denise: I thought your post had eloquence to spare. Hope you're doing well.
eirefaerie:! I think of you sometimes when I'm watching The X Files, which I try to do as often as I can. Fourteen years later and I am still obsessed with Fox Mulder.
Holy smokes! It is like I've stepped into a time machine, here. So many names from when I used to lurk at the WB Bronze. Every Wednesday morning, back then, I'd rush to the computer to read everyone's thoughts on the previous night's episode. It was a big secret, ya know. One I didn't dare share with my real life friends and family, who, once I got up the nerve to come out of the closet, so to speak, all thought I was just a little off my rocker. I remember how easy it was to just get lost scrolling and scrolling. The Bronze and The Beta allowed me to indulge my geek TV obsessions like never before. And, truthfully, never since. The end of BtVS and Angel marked the end of most of my online time.
Although, I will admit to popping in and lurking at the TWoP Supernatural, which I am way more into than a woman of my age should be, and Battlestar Galatica boards.
Return hellos to: Xanderella and PDR! It's good to "see" both of you.
Posting without previewing and keeping my fingers crossed.
ETA:A big return hello to Carpe Di! No, they're not so little anymore ( But they are still my babies. ). Lucie is 12 and in the 6th grade. Genevieve is almost 8 and in the 2nd grade. Genny was 2 when I started posting at The Beta.
The Board certainly looks unusually normal today.
My fanfic can be found here: Maverick's Home Page.
Proud HonoUrary Member of Buffy, Eh? There goes THEIR club, eh? Snowshoe Size #10-1/2
Keelhauled on the Shameless Hussy Boat
Slavic (or perhaps Czech) devotee of SMG
Steve (okay, Urkel, not Buscemi) for Bronze Bouncer
Keeper of all change I find behind the cushions of the Bronze sofa
Official Bronze Notary
Self-confessed Cat Kisser
Spaz Poster # 14 / Certified SpazSpeak Interpreter
Stocker-upper on Cheese ever since Amy Became a Rat
Interested in Becoming Da'an's Companion