So I stumbled across an old off-topic forum for Pirates of the Burning Sea that I used to be active in from '03 to '07 and boy, it brought back memories. They closed it down when the thing went live and thus ended a community that had thrived since '01.
I met people from all over the world there, had some witty conversations, and ended it all with a fishy stick, same as when I began.
That was a great group of folks. I realize, suddenly, that the Sins off-topic has, in a way, taken its place. It's not quite the same but... similar.
*toast* to old lurking. Let us always endeavour to lurk moar.