I ask this because, before I started posting, I lurked for years. Back in the AOL days, I lurked. To me, the Dope is a really great place. I feel like I “know” so many of the posters and it’s really the first place I would turn to if I had a dilemma and wanted to solicit opinions. It’s also been the source of a lot of laughs.
I was speaking (over IM) with a friend last night who was, in turn, speaking (over IM) with someone kind of lonely and lost. My first reaction was, “turn him onto the Dope.” Not that I see this as a place catering to the lonely and lost, but I see it as a really great community.
So, I just wanted to have a Hallmark moment and tell everyone how much I enjoy this place.