I have been here a little over two years now. This is, bar none, my favorite website on the net! To be honest, I still feel kind of like a "newbie" so usually defer suggestions and answers to those more experienced, but I will try to answer more questions as best I can.
This site goes WAY past assisting others in our fine craft/pastime! I have seen many examples of this group comforting folks in time of need, of loss, etc. As has been stated previously, there are also many examples of folks offering assistance far beyond the written word to folks who are, for all practical purposes, total strangers.
I hope never to see a day when a few loose cannons cause our Poohbah and the mods to "pull the plug" It would truly be a great loss!
Thanks Phil, and all the mods, for the great job you all do!
So glad I was pointed here years ago!! (Thanks RonL!)