As the banner says, this site has been cranking it out (and occasionally just being cranky) for twenty years! Though the site began as Dallas-centric, it eventually branched out into all the big nighttime soaps of the eighties, and eventually added forums for a myriad of discussion topics (not just soaps). But at its heart, we've always been about the "big four". Knots Landing, though never the blockbuster like Dynasty or Dallas, still manages to inspire fierce loyalty and never quite gets forgotten. Knots Landing's little corner of the site was obviously an early addition, having the distinction of being Dallas's spin-off series. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this section of the site early on (mid-2000). Pamela and/or Colin had the foresight to get a separate web address for the Knots forum, rather than just linking it through the main Dallas pages of the site, so I actually found www. knotsforum. com and felt like a kid in a candy store. Back in those days, there were many sites displaying photos and essays on episodes of the series, but very little back-and-forth discussion. Favorite plots, favorite characters, all sorts of in-depth discussion appeared alongside lighter, more self-deprecating topics, keeping it light most of the time. Pamela used to say we were the forum that had the least amount of friction. Translation: we were boring! Not to say we didn't have our dramatic departures and occasional strife...but no blood on the walls or anything. In the early years the vast majority of members created accounts using character names rather than their own names. Mods and frequent posters in the early years had names like Karen Fairgate MacKenzie, Petey Hollister, Abby Fairgate, Ginger Ward, Frank Williams, etc., and we would even occasionally lapse into posting "in character" when the mood struck us. We grew out of that, thank goodness. I think the level of discussion has definitely gone up over the years, people offering opinions and insights that can sometimes make an old show seem new again...or at least look different even after repeated viewings. I'd love to hear memories of the Knots forum from the other members, new and old. Name-drop those past members to your heart's content, since so many memories can be jogged just by a name. Were there any really silly threads that stuck in your minds? Did we ever go too far in our...um, devotion to the Knots neighbors? Was our reputation as the "best-behaved" of the big four forums well-deserved, or was Pamela just telling me that to mess with my head? If you ask nicely, I might even tell you about when Pamela had to kick out a moderator.