in reply to My favorite other on-line community is...
A quick review of these sites in 2013:
- use Perl; - suspended since 2010.
- JavaJunkies - gone (discussion)
- /. still there, but increasingly just a mouthpiece for its new recruitmentco overlords
- LJ still going
- AIM is amazingly enough still going.
- Usenet lives, but under the increasingly shadowy hand of Google.
- Less said about CowboyNeal's festering laundry pile the better.
The thrivers appear to be LJ and PerlMonks. Content is king after all - who'd have thought?