Welcome to our TalkBass Pals
I for one am desolated to hear of TalkBass's travails. Were the same to happen to BC (perish the thought) I would be so entirely mortified that I would literally shed body weight until service was resumed.
To which end I echo our glorious leader @ped in extending a welcome to those orphans of the storm, where ere they hail, who wash ashore upon our modest strand, blameless victims of a catastrophic failure beyond their control.
In a very real sense, their plight is BassChat's to assuage, however fleeting may be the acquaintance.
Practical Assistance for Visitors
Feel free to interact with the locals; only a vanishingly small number of them will be comprehensible; just nod and smile.
Suffering from GAS? Why not take something home as a souvenir of your stay? Equipment sales are in the BC Marketplace.
Those who find themselves in a state of tempest-related undress may source clean, pre-loved clothing from the BassChat Quartermaster in the basement, no chit required.
Fancy a slice of local culture? Get thee to Off Topic (some adjustment may be required)
Those wishing to sample our local cuisine should hie themselves to the Food Court in the west atrium where succulent, traditional delicacies abound. Enjoy!
Today's Special: Mr Skinnyman's Lincolnshire Delight (£5.99 / $8.23)
Enjoy your visit. Stick around, even. There's usually someone here until quite late.