I missed the milestone, but sometime in the last month we hit 10,000
members. Yes, you're reading correctly: that's TEN THOUSAND. That's a whole hell of a lot. Thank you all for making this community what it is.
Since I'm posting, just a few reminders to you all:
The userinfo/rules and community main page are full of useful information. Please, please, please check them out before you post. It's been pretty good around here lately, but I'd say on average I delete 2-3 posts a day (and I don't know how many aquamarcia
finds before I get to them), and I don't like doing that. So don't make me need to. ;)
Also, if I don't respond to your affiliation request immediately, don't hound me. I admit that sometimes it gets to be a couple of months before I update the list, but truth be told that's kind of the "application" in my mind: if the journal or community is still around a month or two later, it's worth linking and not just a one-week thing I'll have to remove again. I do eventually get to each and every last one of them (though LJ recently barfed about a half-dozen backed-up requests into my inbox), but if you e-mail me twice a week about your community I guarantee I'll get petty and perhaps not want to list you from spite. Don't worry; I won't forget you if your journal/community qualifies. :)
I hope you all had happy and safe New Year's celebrations, and I look forward to reading all your great questions and answers in 2006.