Re #117, Cath, I do absolutely remember you. I'm sorry I missed seeing you a few months ago, but I hope you'll come back before too long. (-:
Yes, it's good to see reverend, and I too still miss sebastianW and hope Norbert will reappear.
It's always a pleasant surprise to see oldtimers return, even if I'm not always quite sure who they are. Bambam and MMchen, for instance, could both date to the pre-registration era, but ... bambam ... Bambam ... hmm ...
Maybe it's a little easier for some people to post during summer vacation, or maybe some are just returning to older nicks, which is always nice.
I even saw Udo in passing; now there's a low registration number. (-:related discussion: sechziger (nicht Jahre) - #5
Funny how there seems to have been a small flurry of activity lately. Maybe someone has been planning a post-pandemic LEO reunion, at least for the rightpondians; or if they haven't, they could be. If 'post-pandemic' isn't too optimistic.
And I should have said right at the start, thank you very much to everyone for the kind words. I'm not sure if the news-related threads will ever really recover from the pushback against them, but maybe it just doesn't matter. The forum seems able to carry on and self-correct as long as there's a critical mass of like-minded people, and fortunately many of you still contribute to that. Perhaps that sense of community is what draws people back, however infrequently.