The thing I find most remarkable about FractalForums is how a
new class of fractal formulas seems to be discovered every month.
Much of FractalForums' appeal is created by outstanding individuals.
But the remarkable thing is how many of them have gathered here and
are working together (or are competing :-) to refine, improve, explore,
produce fractal imagery. ....... people are not being organized and
directed, but they are let loose.
We make astonishing discoveries because we are free to go where we
want, and we do not have to keep secrets from each other.
I agree with the majority of what you have stated. But there ARE
a few secrets being kept. This can not be helped, given the environment that some of the Members have come from. It was ingrained into them prior to joining Fractal Forums, and it is now a bad habit for them to break.
And yes, the freedom to go in many directions, using many software applications, is the most influential part of this Forum !!!