I have been checking this community for about a year now, and I cannot stress enough how welcoming and helpful this community is. I have barely been active myself, but I do read most threads on a daily basis. Every day I read all kinds of posts: early beginner stuff, high-level topics, and things that have been discussed over and over again.
I have observed how members post with all kinds of different attitudes: humble beginners asking for information that one could find with a simple Google search or in the first chapters of the book, users of other languages mocking, denouncing or challenging the design or the Rust language, and entitled people that feel that the Rust community is obligated to answer every question they might have.
In every case there were people that address their points in the most respectful and friendly way, going incredible lengths to answer their questions or help them with their problems in a level of depth that people wouldn't expect. I know that in some cases I wouldn't be able to.
For these and many more reasons, I want to give a huge shout out to all the regulars here that make this community as great as it is. I won't name/tag them, but you know who you are
I wish there was more acknowledgment and in general more displays of gratitude here, which are infinitely deserved. Lots of love to everybody and if you're ever around in Berlin I'd love to have a drink with you peeps .