Alfa must have had an impact as you still keep coming back to this Alfa forum. Have you joined the BMW one yet?
In automotive forum terms I don't think some people appreciate
how special AO is.
It was Facebook before Facebook even existed.
It spans 15 years with many events, meets and just hooking up
for drinks with people from around the world.
I've lost count of the number of AOers I've met over the years.
From people just passing though on holiday to hooking up with
AO veterans from around the globe.
You just don't get that with other car forums. No matter how good they are.
Got an issue or a problem? Even a non-car or Alfa related one?
AO is the first port of call for many, many people.
Bizarre, but that's just how it has evolved.
You can't create that from nothing.
It's what used to be called "community" in the old days.
All this from a shared passion in one particular car make.