Dang, tough crowd tonight. Here I am in a chatty mood and nobody wants to play.
Ok, let me put it another way. What makes an internet site so compelling that you want to join in? Is it just the subject? The level of expertise? Or something less tangible even than those?
I've joined eight or nine different sites over the past few years, but have drifted away from all but a few. Cdfreaks and arstechnica blow me away sometimes with the level of knowledge. I come in to learn as much as I can, but they also have forums that are comfortable to be in. I think that is part of the draw.
Another part may be the consistently friendly attitude towards newbies. People around here seem to go a long way out of their way to help when they can.
So, what draws you in and keeps you in?