I've been in 100's of biker bars, so your analogy strikes a chord. But by my math, my brothers and sisters from PostMo added 2.79% to the number of people in the bar when they strolled in over the last few days.
Fair enough, but the overwhelming majority of people registered at FLAK don't post regularly, if at all. Only a few dozen people here post probably 95% of the total. So when eight or ten or twelve new people show up at practically the same time, all of whom know each other from a previous community, and post a whole bunch, it's a little bit of a shock. Usually people trickle in. But all the sudden, it's like FLAK absorbed a bunch of refugees, if you'll pardon the analogy. I think we've been very welcoming, by and large. Just a little cautious about where everyone is going to live within these borders.
Besides which, you guys are coming out of a kerfuckle, which makes nerves a little raw, and some of that raw nerve spills out here. That's fine, but just recognize that you've got to let us absorb it a bit.
And right away, they were warned not to be too eager, too engaged, or too clever, and to try an assimilate organically (whatever the Hell that means).
No need to be defensive. We're just saying that this is an established community and that we're trying to get used to new faces. Be as engaged as you want. Just be prepared to deal with the fallout if the community feels like you've violated the unwritten rules given to us by the Holy FU Stick.
Otherwise, I think you will see, or are seeing, that they are great people who have much to add to the discussions and the culture created by other great people.
I agree. I've enjoyed some of the new energy.