The message board is (for me) the one place where I can "come and play" with my new WNP friends and neighbors. As such, it provides such a unique and joyful experience to not only this website, but to the Organization as a whole. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy ALL the features offered to us on the website (articles, photos, podcasts, history minute videos, etc), but it's the message board that gives it the "personal touch" to round-out the package.
I've mentioned all this before, and you can even hear David reading my email toward the end of Podcast Ep #155 in response to their NOT including the message board in "The Year 2015 for WNP" (Ep #154).
I love it here!