I am late to this and nothing much to add to what's been said above, but thank you for everything. This has been a daily read for me for a long time and I will miss it.
I am also Seeking as I had nothing else really left to do.
My dad is a regular reader.
I get this a bit but only when I'm not eating at the same time.
My dad let me know about it! I was an avid Awl / Hairpin reader for a while but didn't realize that Nicole and Mallory started their own site until my dad was sending me articles from here.
I mostly don't try to bother to catch up. You are able to mute channels which can help as well.
We have channels for everything you could think of (and if not we can always make more). There is an Open Thread channel that is very busy, but most the others are much quieter and more focused.
The Doom games have a BFG (big fucking gun) so that's what I always think of when I see that title.