As far as I understood it back then, in the first place, this forum was set up with the intention of sharing and in a sense archiving information for the future of emulsion making. With your specialist competence and patience with all sorts of questions, this has grown into a good source of information.
As far as the 101 forum, I can see a certain sense in making a special forum for people who has had the possibility to attend the emulsion making workshops, to discuss the minutiae. I can also understand if someone who absolutely needs to discuss digital cameras and megapixels wants to be among friends.
But it is still sad. Whatever is it in the "up-to-date emulsions" that is so digital and megapixel-y that it cannot be discussed here? The resources are thinly spread as it is, already.