So much has changed since the "DPF Era" in the nineties. The online ABDL community is much more formalized and together, I feel, since then. I hope this is just the start of a greater degree of social acceptance, like what happened to BDSM in recent years. I think this happened because the BDSM community is very strong, but it looks to me like sites like Adisc are bringing people together in ways that the old sites like DPF could not.
I am loathe to praise social networking, being the obstinate "Real Life or Nothing, screw this virtual society crap, I don't want to live my life in a holodeck" dinosaur that I am*, but I still wonder what the next 10 years or so will bring in terms of ABDL social acceptance?
*SOMEWHAT OFF TOPIC: I'm not anti-tech by the way, just not big on very young minds being warped by all the crap on the internet before they've developed more mature cognitive faculties. There are aspects of appropriate socialization that you can't learn on facebook. People used to say the new babysitter was the TV but now it's the computer and in many ways that's even worse. I like technology when it's feeding, clothing, sheltering and educating people, in general making their lives better, but not when it's running our social lives. I think that's why meeting someone in real life is so important to me.