I wouldn't say I'm personal friends with anyone here. We probably have a whole new breed of friendship that has emerged with the Internet over the last decade, just an extension of a type of friend. E-friend I guess.
I've met some great friends online, moreso because really you are directly conversing and getting to know people who have the same interests as you in a comfortable and non-intrusive setting, and if you sit on the Internet most evenings talking to these people, if you think about it you are spending A LOT of time with them, even if you are just talking casually (and not necessarily personal stuff).
I would consider anyone I talk to on the most regular basis an e-friend. I would also consider groups I share the most with as one, so all the people on the GTAF Minecraft server, AMF and Staff etc.
When you're staff (or even just an active member, doesn't matter really) you kind of have your head everywhere and in every profile, so even if you don't speak to someone directly, you know who they are by their name alone and their forum presence. So this forum is like an extended family of acquaintances, whether you get along with them personally or not.