Does the collective owe anything to its users?
Users come and go. Some stay. Some drift away. Some stop by intermittently. Some leave in a huff. Some are pushed out. Some return.
We have guidelines. We have strict writing standards. We have close moderation.
Some things are tolerated (dating questions). Some things get struck down quickly (spam).
Perhaps I’m simply having a moment of existential angst.
How does one find value in a group of faceless users on the ether of the Internet? Is it worthwhile?
Whether we like it or not, we are a kind of community.
What binds us?