I had reason to visit my profile page today.
I see that I joined A2K on the 1st of November, 2002.
During that time I see that I have answered 3 questions. (Is that all?
& that I have made 44,671 posts.
Hmmm ... 9 years.
That's a long time on the internet!
I have seen so many changes to this site in that time.
I was a refugee from Abuzz
(like pretty much everyone else at the time) & it took me quite some time to get over the demise of Abuzz. It was heart breaking.
We started out here determined not to repeat the mistakes, the problems which bedevilled Abuzz, so we were very, very polite to start. Probably too polite, but then there weren't too many members here.
Craven (of Abuzz/Ravens Realm fame) was the owner of the site. A pretty vicarious & wobbly financial deal for him, initially. Sometimes he barely got by. Almost didn't. But he had a vision & he persisted. Craven, of course is now known as Robert. And was ably assisted by fellow Abuzz refugees, who were the original moderators of A2K.
Anyway, I was thinking of how much things have changed in the almost 9 years I've been involved.
I never dreamed at the time I'd be here all these years later! Did you?
During the time I've been here so much has happened:
I have seen the site change a number of times (with screams every time!
I have seen political debates, I have seen religious debates, some of which have left us gasping! Some members threatened to leave. Some eventually did. Seriously.
I have seen loved members die & the community mourn.
I have seen new members appear, just when they were needed to add a breath of fresh air to the site.
I have seen new members appear & cause outrage!
There have been times when I've needed to take a break from A2K activities (for my own sanity!
) & there have been other times when A2K has taken over my life, it has been so riveting .)
Anyway, the point of all my meandering & rambling is to ask you to share YOUR A2K experience with the rest of us..
What has been your experience here? It doesn't matter when you joined.
What have been your A2K high points, including threads you participated in. Are there any threads that you particularly valued? Post the link, remind us of it!
What have you gained (or what have you regretted
) from your participation here?
Whatever you have to say is completely up to you. OK?
Anything you want to say is fine.
If you share, I'll share.
And so will others, I'm certain!