what an interesting development. ribsters are a micro-subset (and typical enough, i'd venture) of that part of the male (95%) population that thrives on challenge, technical intrigue and are largely driven. a site such as ribnet (excellently laid out imho) might have thought to have been sufficient vis a vis communication needs (technical info -sharing for mutual gain, jocular 'ribbing', symbolism, rule-making, hierarchical admiring etc.) but NO! Mr Hart shows the demand for physical space-sharing and emotional interaction (albeit couched in alcohol-freindly, non- committal and 'safe' surrounds). The Internet isn't all it was cracked up to be. Even the English don't find it sociable enough! WOW!