Drew Shiel wrote: > It does depend on what you mean by forethought. Slashdot and > Livejournal are both hugely successful, and had very little in the way > of planning, intention of success - no matter how you measure it, or > intention to make money. The same goes for my site too. I started as a network54 forum. i now have a dedicated server, 35,000 members, and gobs of traffic. I never 'planned' on it taking off. And i think that is key- To develop along with the growth, and to develop FOR the growth.