Oct 13, 2021, 2:14:43 AM10/13/21
I can't say I've lurked here for long, but I've tarried for some time (admittedly, acquainting myself with this interface)--and it's difficult to overstate how heartening it is for me to have found this community... Though I do notice, with some dismay, that its activity has diminished with time, I'd like to thank the ones who are keeping the lights on.
I'd have no qualm doing such myself, but technology conspires against me; when I was far too young seems to have been the heyday of Usenet and NNTP, and--while I'm treading ascetic the ways of the old masters (and I rightly should figure out how to use a terminal news reader)--it seems the world has moved on from such things, and it gets more and more difficult to simply have functioning, much less justify, a browser tab devoted to a web reader. (Not that I wouldn't want to, of course, but I am an imperfect creature, my memory fallible, and my devices fickle--I'll still try my best :)
If this community has moved elsewhere, I'd like to follow--if even just to lurk. I notice a Discord thread a way back (with links seemingly rotted), but I believe netiquette discourages me from "necroposting"--and regular etiquette gives me an excuse to say hello anyway. (I'll cede Discord to be "as much modern RTIM as I'm willing to handle", as I begrudge the decrepit state of my old IRC bouncer :)
But enough griping about technology; let there be dragons!