In my mind it is true that a great deal of people will look at this place as nothing more then an archive, that seems to come with territory. They may not be the same people, but some persons will not give thanks for the work they are playing, or for the help that they get, some of them are not capable of such task in a civilized manner anyway. Generally we look down upon those people (or perhaps that is my egomania?) and that will not change, unless said people make it change.
As for being an actual community, this is a difficult one, I do not ever remember a time when every member of the romhacking community was truly tight knit. It has generally speaking always been a group of small people, or single persons working together with other persons. I would hope that this place accomplishes the goal of bringing some people to a common place where they can share ideas.
The last thing is about the idea of community itself. Generally speaking we do not see a great deal of people/groups working with new people/groups, that is something I personally would like to see change, but it is extremely difficult to accomplish a goal like this. After all so many of the people, and groups have been doing what they do, how they do it for so long, is it not difficult to change?
Let the discussion begin