I miss BlackMarket.dk
I miss watching the VlogBrothers regularly on youtube, and binging on their years of multiple videos per week, and smelling the fascinating #nerdfighter community
I had a stone-thing that said "These are the good old days" - I left it behind some years ago, because it was big, bulky and didn't fit in my living space anymore. What an apt metaphor...
And I want a social space online, where I'm not exposing my feelings to the wide internet, but still let people read it.
And shuttup with your "you can't have both", I had it for ten years until it shut down a year ago.
I've had good luck building long-term connections with a community on IRC. (Like, I'm in a couple channels I've been in for 10+ years with mostly the same people.)
Sites & social media platforms tend to be less long-lived. Communities built around businesses (like VlogBrothers) tend to change quickly as different audiences are targeted.