To all of our new members and DriveTribe/LALD refugees:
The @Curators wanted to reach out again, now that y'all have had a little while to settle in here, and reiterate the fact that you are welcome here and have a home here for as long as you want it. We know what you're going through - following the death of Oppo on Kinja, there was uncertainty, worry, fear and a feeling of being lost. The community you were a part of and were so used to interacting with was shutting down, and as a result people scattered to the winds.
I know that there were a number of members who went to DT after the death of Kinjoppo, and I know there are a number of communities such as the Live and Let Diecast, the Overlanders, and others who needed a new home in the post-kinja world. Unfortunately, it looks like many of you are going through that again as DT bids us adieu.
Thankfully, @jminer , @nickhasanexocet , @Jb-boin and others stepped up and threw this place together in record time, giving us (as Kinjoppo refugees) a home that has grown into what we have today as The Hyphen. I know it can feel like a lot like walking into a conversation that's already in full swing, and it can be overwhelming or daunting to try and 'break in' to a new community, but we as the @Curators wanted this to be abundantly clear:
The Hyphen, with all of our new members, is doing better than ever, and the migrants from DriveTribe have contributed to that in a big way. We're already seeing so many folks becoming so comfortable with the community here. We're seeing people come out of their shells and engage. We're seeing thoughtful conversations, new insight, and the old grumpy bastards who've been here for a while are seeing fresh perspectives that makes us think.
In short, welcoming DTers with open arms was 100% the right call. We're glad you're here, and hope you'll stick around for a while.
So to DriveTribe: Fair winds and following seas. Long live The Hyphen. Welcome home.