Firstly, I must say that I am not a joiner of things, generally speaking. My interests are, by and large, pursued on a solitary basis. So I am not a member of groups, if I can avoid them.
I recently joined another forum, which is devoted to an entirely different subject. I was astonished, when I sent my little introductory "piece" saying "Hello, I was wondering if there is another forum member in my area" to receive my first response - "One wonders why".
Are other people surprised by how friendly this forum is (usually) or am I just unlucky in my choice of the other one?