As a member of the ASF community since 2005 it often intrigues me to see the development of new personalities and new faces on this site. In a similar way, I sometimes reflect on what has happened to people that frequently posted but are no longer heard from.
For example Bobby - a frequent poster in 2005 and 2006. He/she mysteriously dissappeared after posting his 1000 post (the last log in date was 4 October 2007). Where is Bobby? Is Bobby OK? Why does someone not "touchbase" after such an involvement in a website? If you jump on the members list you will see pages and pages of people who are "fly-by-nighters". But what of those who invest a real connection with ASF.
I can't help but feel sad that there are people "out there", whose family and friends will never know how much I think of their loved one if something tragic happened.
If someone from the ASF community was to pass away tonight, who would notice? Who would care? I find that sad.