Looking at 'RSF what is it' brought back memories. For the people who joined recently a brief history. RSF evolved from EmptyFlower a forum basically for Hsing yi founded by David DeVere around 2000. It was a little different from other forums, possibly a little more intellectual, covering a range of subjects outside martial arts, which may have helped it survive. David died in 2012 [obit. below] still a comparatively young man, for those who knew him, a sad day.
I joined around 2001 and found it was a site like no other, smart people with strong opinions, and I posted regularly.
After David's death the name of the site was taken by a member and there was doubt that the site would survive. Thanks to Felipe Bido and other enthusiasts it did survive and flourishes to this day.
So let us pay respects to the founder David and the members who helped the site to survive, help by posting, don't lurk in the shadows, recommend it to your MA friends, there is a lot of information here, inside and outside the martial arts
In Memory of David DeVere
September 23, 1968 - June 6, 2012
David N. DeVere, 43, of Phoenix, AZ., passed away while in hospice from liver and renal failure, on June 6, 2012. He was a gifted artist and web designer for the film industry. David had a heart of gold and a sharp wit. One of his passions was to make people laugh. He was loved by so many people and will be deeply missed.