I do see it as a community, however, I wouldn't refer to it as a "family." Lol I recognize a lot of the users who post frequently and after a while, it's easy to gauge the personalities (or perceived personalities) of some of the people on here. I think that it was more of a community on the older site though. The new update somewhat seems to have taken away from that atmosphere.
I wouldn't call it a family, I don't think people are that tight around here lol. More like school, if anything. There are people who know each other and talk! Then those who don't exactly interact but seem to be only here to collect xpers, there are trolls too that no one likes
If it were a family, it would be highly dysfunctional and CRAZY. While there is a sense of community, it is still just like other sites. Some users totally destroy that sense of community, though. They then turn it into some type of battlefield!
I've always seen it as a community, like a small town or a big neighborhood. That's how I viewed things as a user and that hasn't changed. I don't think it's really a family, because there are a lot of things here that family would NEVER discuss or say to each other :-P But yeah, small town community is how it feels to me. Small... and growing...