The Mods That Be thought it would be a nice idea to put up a post where people can search around for lost friends, past relationships, distant family, and whatever other plotty things strike your fancy.
If you have a character who has vague or sparse backstory, and would like the opportunity to flesh him or her out with another player (or two, or three...), this is the place to pimp! Don't be shy. The chances of another player becoming interested or intrigued by your idea won't be any greater if you don't give it a try! It may also give a person interested in taking on a character an idea of what they can do with backstory, and the opportunity to take advantage.
Any other questions/suggestions/clues to the meaning of life are welcome!