NeoGAF, and most other gaming forums, are now a waste of time!

I've been a member of a lot of forums over the years, and the users that inhabit certain forums are not the nicest or most sane of the online bunch. I know that's highly common on the Internet, but as a fan of something for over 20 years, that baffles me.

Recently, I've been banned twice on NeoGAF. I got banned the first time for calling the members there "pussies" after I had enough of their carry on. Some, but not all of them, seem to be elitist Resident Evil fans that clearly like…

NeoGAF, and most other gaming forums, are now a waste of time!

Looking for other forums for Open Atrium, CiviCRM, and Drupal 7 [on hold]

Recently returned to Drupal for a massive website for the nonprofit I head, with the goal of using it as the automation engine for our operations. After many false starts, the current architecture is Open Atrium, Panopoly, and Drupal 7 with CiviCRM. (CiviCRM drives the need to stick with 7.)

Trying to find a community (with archives, hence IRC not great) for these distros and modules, because I keep running into insane issues because I keep finding documentation for the wrong versions. Case in point: installing Drush the other night took several hours, because I was trying to use Drush 9 with Drupal 7; once I was on the right page, it took 10 minutes. Similar problems with MySQL the next day. That’s been happening for weeks, across various ISPs and a dozen different architecture attempts.

Open Atrium runs online communities, so I’d be shocked if they’re not out there, but my Google fu doesn’t get me there—and when I look for discussions here or on, I find discussions ranging from moldy to ancient. (Most recent Open Atrium post here: 2017.) Suggestions?

Addendum: ah, just discovered that the Issues discussion is one such group; I’m used to other sites where Issues discussions are only for open source devs.

VPN and posts on forums

I know that VPN changes my IP that is seen by websites but I wonder about topics and posts sent to them.

Does VPN change IP of the post/topic (IP from which the post/topic was sent) or it will appear as my real one?