Every privately owned board has it's personality and "quirks". I have done a fair job of learning the quirks of the other board I used to use and found that if I was careful not to offend, I could pretty much be myself.
I am sure that this board is no different. I had really hoped and expected that there would be a bit more excitement and participation here after the closing of our local board. This discussion board is nicely designed, and the review board is also great.
So, to all of you Seattle locals who have found your way here, welcome! Let's make the most of it and carry on! And, what I've learned so far is that any specific discussion of that other board seems to be a no-no and get's deleted. My conclusion? We can move on, together, if we can just leave it behind. There are lot's of things to talk about.