I have to admit that I'm not an association member, and maybe not even a practitioner of Yang taiji. So, my opinion is worthless, but I'll give it anyway. I guess I see the benefit for a beginner from your association having a forum where the only point of view would be that of the association. However, I'm not sure if that would do much to spread the association's point of view. Although it is also true that having (apparently) conflicting viewpoints on practice can be confusing to a beginner, recognizing that there are "other" perspectives is --imho-- invaluable to someone who wants to progress. Well, past events have shown that differences of opinion can be disruptive --primarily because they become competitions between points of view. If I'm not mistaken, Yang Jun spoke to that issue and the need for cooperation among the various families. That was my understanding of his letter. Let me say that one of the attractions of this particular board --for me-- was that there were tjq scholars, aficionados, experts, intellects and family members here who have not been able to (relatively) peacefully coexist anywhere else on the internet. It was exceptional for that reason alone. Oh well, ties are lost all the time. Anyway, I suppose in terms of "form", I'd agree that learning "one way, and one way only" is probably best at first. However, when it comes to addressing the "theory" of why something is done in a certain way, or how to reconcile the "way" we do something to the "Classics" of Yang tjq, then I really don't see that the benefit of a separate forum would be. As Mike S. said, it's your board and participants are subject to your rules. Thanks for the opportunity.