Hi gary welcome aboard.
Please be cognizant and understanding of our policy. read this link if you would.
You'll see why when your board gets a lot of traffic. Board Policy
Best of luck with your board. Tight lines!!! No one steals members. If a site is run well people will have a look and if there is good info on what they are looking for and some fun individuals they will stay. We had a sites recruit active members from our lists by offering free tackle to those who get 10 people to sign on from other boards. So Private messages to our members became a problem. Some left here and went there. They can stay there. too.