i sincerely have been pondering that myself. i was making my bed and thought, 'where's p been?' i was driving and thought 'where's p been?' i was working and i thought 'where's p been?' of course, my lazy arse does nothing to pick up the phone and call her to make sure she is still taking air into her lungs. i'm such a nice pal.
I miss posting and I miss all the people including P as well. I simply just have not had time at all in recent months. Pauline and I have had many conversations on the changing face of LSCN as well as many other of the "veterans". As LSCN gets bigger, it gets less personal and that is a big issue for many people. Many think the glue really was the Tuesday night gatherings that don't happen anymore. Then the splitting off of the other site hurt LSCN and so on. I still miss it though.
I don't think it's growing *pains* - I think it's normal progression. Growing pains is the the server choking Monday morning when we had 174 people trying to find the results of the largest assembly of boats in the world! Growing pains is not being able to allocate bandwidth to the photo gallery as quick as it's being used up.
LSCN has grown at an amazing rate in the past three years. I too miss the tight knit Tuesday night group we had. I'm unsure as to exactly why attendance to that dwindled, but it did.
Even though we're not as tight knit as before, it's awesome meeting all the new people who are LSCN. It's great hanging out at the moot and seeing so many people who we can call our friends. That's what LSCN is -- instant friends!
Everybody has their reasons for not being able to, or not wanting to post as much as before. I've got a vested interest in continuing to hang out here, so I can't say that I can relate, but I do respect those decisions. I have to think that without that vested interest, I'd still have a hard time turning away from this place. There's A LOT of great people here, and I've had in incredible time hanging out with y'all!