I really hope that rather than build silos, the interaction between A2Kers and Pfers, will continue and grow, and folks can participate in both groups as they wish. Granted the Group will have a narrow focus and delimited subject matter, granted that it will have more stringent and enforced posting rules, but given this, I really hope anyone interested will be at home and welcome to participate in the discussions.
We seem to live in an age of strident yelling and must put up with the buzz of propaganda and all-too-easily acquired opinions one can pull out of a pocket at a moment's notice. More and more there is need for quiet spaces on the internet where intellectual, critical, and lucid thinking and discussion can take place. People who cannot find this kind of discussion in real life deserve to find it, and to meet others who share a commitment to authentic communication of "philosophical" subjects, on the internet. This was one of the more important aspects of the old Philosophy Forum that made it unique for many of its Members, and I hope this aspect can continue in the new Philforum Group. For this reason alone, the door will be always open to people such as these, and hopefully the foyer will admit of easy passing.