We are a small forum in a much larger online community. Many of us visit different sites on a regular basis. Whether we're reading or posting, we are still a part of the community.
The cinema in Aurora had many different groups of people that night. Families, friends or even fans there on their own. All have been affected, I'm sure, in different ways. As it was a midnight screening it is safe to say that there was a large amount of Batman fans in attendance. Fans who in all likelihood are members and visitors of sites like this one.
As a part of a larger community, even if we don't know those involved (or even live in the same state/country) we can't help but empathise and sympathise with them. There isn't much we can do about awful events such as what took place in the very early hours of July 20th.
All we can do is show our support to all those there, especially those in our own larger Batman community.
I don't know if anyone who is suffering or grieving right now ever visited this site. I don't know if they ever will. I only hope that if they do our support may, perhaps in some small way, bring a little comfort.
I will be making a donation to the local chapter (Mile High) of the Red Cross on behalf of Batman-Online. If you wish to make a donation yourself you can do it here
(Red Cross have asked people not to donate at this time)