I think it's been over 10 years since I've been on Beginner Triathlete. I remember I would log in almost every day from 2006 to 2008, as I was training for my first Ironman (I think my handle was "Miler" but I don't have access to that email anymore). I must have lurked through every forum post ever created at that point in time. After that race, I took a step back from triathlon (other than an Olympic a few years later, which I only did to prove to my new wife that I really once did this "stuff), and pretty much went all the way back to "couch" level. I'm back, with the hopes of establishing a good base over the winter and be back to racing in 2020.
I admit the first thing I did was go into Cup of Joe, and saw a thread asking where all the BT'ers went! That's kind of sad, but I guess I was someone who left, so no harm no foul. Hope there are still helpful and motivated people hanging around these boards.