For me its so much more than all of the priceless information on every aspect of catfishing to be found on the BOC. This site offers gifts each and every minute we are signed on to it. No, not the ones in the contests and giveaways which are great, but the ones that matter the most, the ones that come from the heart. Giving, getting, caring, sharing of ourselves and to ourselves from others in the form of knowledge, a simple thank you, finding someone with the same medical or family problems as yourself, sharing wonderful recipes, words of encouragement, etc. You know, the ones that can't be bought! Its the friendships that are formed, the total acceptance into the huge BOC family, the comraderie, and often the compassion that is shown here. Never have I found a place, virtual as on here, or locally here around home that so many will readily step up and offer/give help to another without being asked or expecting anything in return. Many members choose not to post an avatar, which is their right, but let me tell you that the first BOC gathering I ever attended was the 2006 National Gathering and due to the avatars I knew who someone I never met in person before was when I saw them and was astounded at how many people knew who I was. The avatars really do add a whole new dimension to the family/friendship atmosphere. Talk about total acceptance - right from the very start at that National Gathering no one was a stranger! I repeatedly saw members greet other members that they had never met before with open arms just as if they were meeting a long time friend or family member they had not seen in some time. On any given day I can come on here and find several posts that will bring a smile to my face or make me laugh out loud to myself, both of which are some of the best medicine known to humankind and the best part is, its FREE medicine! I can make a post that gets read by someone I have never met and that post can help someone or brighten their day just a little. Most of us can pick and joke in a humorous way and have a ton of fun doing it without anyone's feathers getting ruffled. Its just a great place that keeps me coming back for more. How about you; what keeps you coming back?