Terrific post, KJ!
One thing that wasn't mentioned but deserves to be communicated:
There are many, many PIFs that go on behind the scenes, one member to another, and are not necessarily run as public events. You don't hear about them a lot unless you're either the PIFer or the PIFee, but they're happening every day. These small acts of kindness and generosity are a major reason that B&B is the most amazing online community in which I have had the pleasure of participating.
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