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BeachBoy
April 23rd, 2008, 08:50 AM
The other day, firepokemon and I were discussing and scanning the archives about PokéCommunity's rich past, as both of us were interested in learning more about it. Searching the archives, fp found a thread in Other Chat, Your Forum life! (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1946) created by oni flygon back in November of 2003.

About five years later, I thought it would be a nice idea to repost the topic and learn the forums past of our members.

Talk about your history here...

I admit, I'm not even a year into the forum life, so not the longest history, unlike Lightning's (post (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=48102&postcount=25)). Though I'm pretty detailed, you don't have to be like this. ._."

On September 19th, 2007, I had never joined any type of forum before and only used the computer to research other types of information. On that day I decided I'd take a break and search some things I was interested in. (Pocket Monsters being one of them) I found PokéBeach, and was amazed a site could have such communites. Being named the beach and having no clue what information it really was about I registered quickly under the name Ryan"TheSeaKing" (lol) I soon found out the forum was based on the trading card game, which I have never really been interested in. My first three posts we're absolute spam as I just clicked on a thread and said "Hi i'm new, how is everyone?" xD Haha. I was somewhat active and became one of their good battlers. Though I never honestly felt comfortable there, as everything is cards, cards, cards, and since I failed to enjoy that, it was pretty tough to fit in. I still made a good amount of friends, nothing like today at PC, but still made them. I made some fanfics which were bad. I made some threads that became very popular on the topics of memories and such, as I'm pretty big into learning the past of others. xD Anyway, I had a good time there but never fit in and couldn't stand not knowning a thing about the cards, when everyone talked about it. So I decided, time to move elsewhere... ending my forum life there around 339 posts, if that gives you any discription of how active I was.

Learning about Smog. University, I thought I would go join over there. I registered under the username of BeachBoy on December 28th. Though I was lurking this time around. I kept to myself for the main part, rarely ever speaking, I rated some teams and that was about it. I began to be a bit more outspoken, but didn't go well. I found an "NFL thread" and joined the the discussion only for the others to disagree with my opinion of my favorite team. This rejection didn't do so well for my spirit. I then created a team there that became widely popular, the format I used on it is still used today. I posted battle logs and became somewhat known there as a great format designer for battle logs and RMT's, which I really liked. Though I just wasn't up to their level, my opinion was often ignored and rarely noticed, but I did make a couple of friends. One day, I met an animator and became friends with him. He made me this really interesting avatar animation of a wailord. I really really liked it, but... it didn't fit the size there. :/

So around this time I was looking for a new home, and researched on google about IV guides. I found a hidden power guide detailed and created by the member named "Tortured_Soul" At first, I didn't even recognize it was PokéCommunity. I thought seems like an interesting place, let's check the avatar size!(dead serious) I joined by the name you currently are reading on January 30th, 2008. Checked the size for the wailord animation, it fit and I uploaded it. ;D I was pretty happy at this point, then made a n00bish introduction thread and got some (2) welcomes. Joining and learning how incredible this community actually was I decided I'd like to make a name for myself. I headed over to the announcements and found a thread on forum donations. I was extremely boastful (newbie) and said how I would break the highest amount donated. (newb) Though two great members by the name of Gerri Shin & Chikara taught me that if I wanted to become known, I had to be active, not just donate.

Today, well you can guess how great things have been. (Though I do still have to send in some money) I have an incredible time here, and don't think I'll ever be going to another forum, and I've made loads of friends here at PC. Though, I do join my friends forums every now and then in support, and have had my own litte, failure, forums.

That's my history. What's yours?

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Okay uh, wow, that was long. xD

Went
April 23rd, 2008, 12:39 PM
Nice topic.

Well, I don't remember the exact date, but it was around middle December in 2006. I was random searching google looking for games, when I discovered the wonderful world of emulators. After I had played all the legendary games I had always wanted to (such as Mario Advance or Link's Awakening), I discovered somewhere in the page I used to go a section called "Hacks", where I discovered the translation of a game that was in my list. I enjoyed it a lot, so I decided to keep looking. I came up with Brown, and, after enjoying it even more, I decided to make a general search. And I ended up in the WAH.

So, after playing some hacks, I came up with Shiny Gold (yeah, I'm one of them XD). I got the bugged B3, and since I want to report the bugs I had found, clicked on the "Hacks forum" link there. So that day I joined Studiopokémon.

I actually was never active there, since my main reason for joining was keeping up to date with the game. And that objective never became true since he said "In PC I have the thread more up to date". Voilà.

So I came here like hundreds of people, just to download the game and, for a month, I did nothing but to check that thread and hang around the Hacks Showcase. It was almost June, and I had wasted all my PC time looking just that board. Yeah, I had made three friends, I had got zel to know me over the hundreds of people like me. But I hadn't gone out of the Hacks Showcase. And then is when two happenings kicked me from my uber-small world: first, zel got a virus that made him closed the thread for an unknown time. So, just before I decided to leave PC until he returned, I searched his post historial and found Marz's leaving post (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=2501877&postcount=965)in his Fanclub.

It was like a punching- he had been like me, and now he was really popular. So, after swearing my eternal gratitude to him, and instead of leaving, I gave it a try and decided to go around the other forums. Since I had always been a great advisor in the games, I got around the GBC/GBA pokémon games. But, outside from there, I had a problem: not only I'm something timid towards people I don't know (and by then I knew no one), but Christos's spam-deleting sprees traumatized me in the point of thinking that my posts weren't worthwile, so it prevented me from posting in the DCC or in the FC's so much. So I thought again on leaving. And when I was about to, zel came back and asked me to test his game. You can believe me when I say that I still don't understand how or why XD

So, for the second time, I decided to gave another try. It was July. And then I found it. TCTI. It was like a miracle- a spampit thread where you only needed to post four words, 25 letters and a number to get your post accepted. And when I wanted to realize, I had joined Nica's friends group, I had made several friends there and became a frequent poster of Other Trivia. And the great mystery that Nica used to drag me to her forums is still unsolved for me, although I don't care anymore.

So well, I stayed eight months. I had some hard moments, such as when some of my friends left PC or got banned, but the fact that I still had many others on made me forget about leaving.

And finally, March and April. After having four congrats for my first year anniversary, I started to think in donating to make myself a name and get some more space for my PM inbox. But, repeatedly, Hiroshi decided to show me that I'm not a seer at all. First, he gave me a reward to the main reason why I joined the forum -finding bugs in a rom-hack- giving me a place in his game the same day I gave up about that; and second, the day when I was most seriously thinking on donating, an hour after I told Nica that "I don't think I'll be chosen FTiP mod", he opened the weirdest MSN convo I have ever had to mod me XD

So yeah, I started my forum life to report two bugs in a rom hack, and now I'm not only beta tester of said game (and two more), but I also became mod of a forum. I still don't know how, but I think I have done it well.

Long post is long.

Astinus
April 23rd, 2008, 01:22 PM
My post isn't really going to cover all of my forum history, since I don't remember most of it, and I'm only active on four forums.

Back in December of 2005, my parents got me a really old laptop so I could type my fanfics on them without having my brother read them. The laptop couldn't handle the Internet, so I was still stuck using the "main" computer of the house for the Internet.

At the same time, I was learning how to be a better fanfiction reviewer over at FF.net. Annoyed at the lack of quality Pokemon fics over there, I googled Pokemon sites for fanfiction, and found my way over at Serebii and Bulbagarden. It was my first introduction to forums.

I didn't join the forums, being one of those annoying guests that take up data space and don't do anything. (Ha ha!) I mostly lurked over at Serebii, since they were more active, and their fanfiction section actually had a good selection of fics to read.

One of the fanfics that I started to read was Typhlogirl's The Pokemon Rebellion. While reading, I noticed that she kept mentioning that canine Pokemon could hug their ribs and walk at the same time. No one else who had reviewed brought that up. I wanted to figure out how to tell that to her, but I didn't want to sign up for an account on the main computer.

Lo and behold, my old laptop died after I fell on it. So my parents brought me to a surplus store, where I picked out a newer laptop that could handle the Internet. Once I was hooked up, I decided that with the wireless Internet that wouldn't tie up the phone lines and with my own computer, I would join both Bulbagarden and Serebii.

That was on February 6, 2006.

On Bulbagarden, I didn't really post, since they weren't all that really open to newbies over there, especially newbies that had no idea what they were doing. So it was on Serebii that I started to get used to forums, by posting small posts in the Polls section.

Finally, Typhie posted a new chapter to her fic, and I was able to review. I mentioned the dogs and ribs part, and she was happy that I pointed that out. (Now it's a joke between us.) I stayed around the Fanfic section, making a name for myself, and making friends.

I began to wonder if there were more forums out there about Pokemon, so I headed off to Google again. The first two forums that I found that I wasn't already a member of were PC and Pokemon Fan Universe. I joined both on May 4, 2006.

On both, I was more used to forums, and so created "New Member" topics. PC's community was so friendly, different from what I was used to. I decided to hang around and get used to things.

Over the next year, I left PC, and came back to find that I couldn't really leave it. So I decided to head to my favorite section on the board: Pokemon Fanfiction. I reported bad fics, I reviewed good fics, and I was shocked to find that the friends I made on other forums were here as well.

After watching three(!) different mods of PFF come and go, I was there when CWTA,P was modded in there. We started talking, and I posted my old, really disorganized Grammar Advice thread. Then CWTA,P was promoted, and everyone wanted to know who would take over his three sections. No one knew, and I didn't say a thing to anyone. I just continued reviewing and reporting.

On November 7, 2007 I came home from work to find a MSN message from CWTA,P waiting for me. He signed on a few minutes after that, and I asked him what he wanted to tell me. And that was when he told me I was a mod.

What a long strange trip it's been, huh?

Signomi
April 23rd, 2008, 01:46 PM
Why certainly, I'm bored enough to start rambling about my life on PC.

I was lurking on the web in July 2005 for more information on PokéSpecial Adventures (the manga) and eventually came across nicoleb's manga scans here on PC. I had the page bookmarked and referred back to it on and off for a few days, then I decided that it'd be a nice idea that I joined and made it easier for myself; I had done so on 3rd August.

After posting a few little bits in the Pokémon Manga section, I started to venture out to the Art Gallery and its sub-forums: Home of the Sprites (now called Pixel Art) and Sprite Comics (now Pixel Projects). A lot of the threads I saw in the Art Gallery at the time didn't really interest me; all except one. It was a thread made hours back by a user called Cookie luvs Green, a lot of them were pencil sketches and Oekaki doodles, but her style fascinated me and I was surprised she hadn't any replies yet. So I went ahead and posted the first reply to her thread, she replied to my comment and others started to come in and comment themselves. Eventually I PMed her with an urge to get to know her a bit more, I can safely say she was the first person I ever befriended on PC.

During the first four months of my stay here at PC I had accumulated a good number of friends and a little popularity with credit to my Sprite Comic I had at the time called "Pokémon Fire Red/Leaf Green Continued". For the whole of October and November I kept in good company with my regular crew that frequently fooled about in my fan club and a user named Vaati (also known as Kaku, not sure what his name is now.)

One day in October I decided to lurk the Who's Online list to eventually find Forest Grovyle in 'Javachat'. I wasn't so sure what that meant; nor did I ever see that status before for anyone on the list. So I decided to click the link that was displayed and eventually was lead into a chatroom.

It was...deserted, hardly active. It took about 25 minutes or so for someone to say anything, and that was just simply 'echo...echo...echo' by FG. I immedietely greeted her after she said that and then we started to converse. That's when I learned of the existence of an IRC chatroom on PC. Eventually Draelen popped up and we all had a bit of a fool about. Since then I've been coming on and off the chat, though after that moment of activity there was simply naught. Too few people in the channel, all of them idling...and furthermore, hardly anyone knew of its existence.

Anyway, I got myself into a little drama during November with MysticTrunks (also known as Karasuma) which was eventually settled but otherwise things were going pretty smoothly.

December 5th 2005: It was a Monday and I was dulled at the fact that I had to go to school. So, logging onto PC to find that I had an unread PM -- went to my inbox to find a PM from Bobby (who was a Praetor/Assistant Admin at the time.) I actually started to panic and pray that I didn't do anything wrong. XD; In fact I was so scared to even open the PM. But...when I opened it, I had read something that took a couple of double takes and eye rubbing to believe.

"The other Higher Staff and I have come to the conclusion that you would make a worthy moderator for Home of the Sprites. If you think you can or cannot handle the job please let us know as soon as possible.
Thank You!"

Now that just blew my mind. I was actually asked to become a moderator? I hadn't really taken any thought of myself ever becoming a mod in the future, yet right there in front of me was a request to mod a sub-forum I...didn't really visit. XD; I frequented Sprite Comics, not Home of the Sprites. But apparently it didn't matter all that much. I was still shocked that I was asked, and my reply to Bobby's PM was written with shaky fingers. I simply couldn't believe it. Basically, I stuttered my acceptance of the request. Foolhardy it might've seen, but it's simply how I felt at the time.

Later on in the day I glanced at my bold and blue username and thought to myself "I can't believe this just happened."

It was hard being a newbie mod. Lurking your section of power almost for hours and looking for threads and posts that violated the rules, etc.. it was almost all too overwhelming. I was incredibly nervous with the thought that I might get fired within a week's notice. XD; But as time passed, I actually got a hang of keeping my cool and letting things flow out on their own.

During that time I became a regular at PC's IRC chatroom (which then actually gained a fair amount of activity thanks to Steve advertising it on the forums.) Let's see if I can remember correctly... Deviruchi, Avatar, myself, Charade, Airashii, Koroku, Scizz, Chibi. Later came Cowrie, Hiroshi Sotomura (known as Tetsuya-san at the time), wakachamo, Skittles (Kazuma) and so on and so forth. We all became regulars, and IRC was treated as my second home to the forums.

So, the beginning of 2006 and through it came a lot of drama and new people. I can't be bothered going into so much detail. A LOT happened at the time. @_@ Oh, and I left PC for 2 weeks and came back. lawl. 2007 was also drama infested and more people came to appearance -- not really anything different; except that I took a perminent leave from the staff on October 27th 2007 since my college work became a main priority over running my mouth off on members on the forums. At times I do miss my position on the forums, but I certainly don't regret hanging it up.

Over time I believe my attitude changed, and so had my maturity. A good number of people complained that the moment I became a moderator was the moment I shifted from being a human being to becoming that of a 'robot'. Which isn't so true, I kept my playful demeanor and I didn't pick favourites out of anyone. But I do agree that I was at times strict and harsh. I was jaded by the idiocy of a good number of members and by staff conflicts, really. The stress of the job shredded my patience slowly.

But looking back at it all now, this is the first place I've ever come across that has made such an impact on myself. Joining PC in the first place was one of the best moves I've made, I'm greatful to still be here.

Avey
April 23rd, 2008, 01:47 PM
This, my friends, is Beach Boy’s best thread ever. Maybe his best post ever… Okay, let’s not get carried away with ourselves.

Okay. My story. My long, anguishing story. Let’s rewind back to July two thousand and six, yes? Basically, I live in Ireland, and we have these things called Gaelteacht. It’s basically a two week academy you go to in the Summer to improve your Irish. So, I go to some random one in Kerry, isolated from my friends and family. It doesn’t take long to strike up two amazing friendships with these two kids called David and Tim. Now, push Tim aside for the moment and let us focus on David. He wasn’t allowed MSN nor AIM, so what he did was make forums. He made a forum specifically for the three of us so we can keep in touch, so it kept active, I learned my way around a forum, and I became Administrator of his forum. When he was finally allowed to get MSN the forums died ‘cause he didn’t bother using it. Tim used it too. That was his only part in the story.

So now we fast forward to December fourteenth two thousand and seven. I’m bored, so I click on the forums link on Pe2k (the website). I join, get well liked because I use proper grammar and introduced the Pokèmon claim thread. For those of whom are wondering, I never had any n00b days, I’m too amazing for that. So, two days later on December Sixteenth, I join PokèCommunity and start Private Messaging the people I thought looked smart, just to get to know whoever and get my head around the forum. So, anyways, on Pe2k I started getting into flame wars, many that I won, but I feared that my time there was limited. I was either going to get permanently banned or leave as everybody began to dislike me. Good times, good times. I begin posted about a week or two after my Private Messaging phase,

Now we take a break until January twenty first, I think, where I find out that someone stole my username and account and began impersonating me on PokèDream forums. How did I find that out, you ask? Jax Malcolm was also impersonated and Nocturne (or LordZangoose, as you may know him on Pe2k) joined Pokèmon Fan Universe saying that Jax had told him about Pokèmon Fan Universe and to join it. I was intrigued by this episode so I got the link to PokèDream forums off of Magmortified, a member on Pokèmon Fan Universe. I joined, found out someone was posting as me, got him banned ‘cause I’m an amazing person and got banned myself after I started annoying people.

I also joined Pokèmon Fan Universe, Firefly BBS, PokèMania, BulbaGarden and PokèKingdom, bot those stories are just too epic to tell.


And that’s my whole life for you.

And now I know why you don't type on Microsoft Word. My God, look at the size of this text.

Scytheteen
April 23rd, 2008, 02:19 PM
Yay!

Funfunfunfunfun

Okay, well, I'll just start from whenever I can remember.

I started my forums in a very n00by website called 4kids (root of all evil, yes I know). I went there mainly for the Yu-Gi-Oh!. That was when I first started making my fanfics. I would link you one, but they updated their crappy version into a nicer crappy version, and all of my n00bness got deleted. But, that writing was really bad, and that was my first forum I ever joined with my friend, KageX.

One day, kage was searching through google for a better site because we stopped going there for the Yu-Gi-Oh, and just posted about pokemon in the anime section, and 4kids wasn't exactly the best site; and worst of all, they were updating and all of our stuff would be deleted. Anyway, he was in google and he stumbled across a hack called "Shiny Gold". He looked at the information on it, and within minutes we were both downloading the game onto our computers and playing it. After we beat the first beta, we decided that we would both makes names so we could keep track of the betas. He made the name Burst Ninja, and I made the name steel_pscyho612. We were members on the pokecommunity. Soon after, our friend Danny joined with the name Danman100, but he ditched the site. =[

Well, I did some stuff I should've have done on steel_pscyho612, and that one got banned, along with my two alts. steel__pscyho and metagross_collector. So, in 24 hours time, I made ANOTHER alt. account scythemaster. And on December 24th, the administrators found out about me and banned me for life on Scythekid. After days and days of begging, Mewthree and Hiroshi Sotomura let me back in on probation on March 1st. And, here I am today as Scytheteen.

Through the seven or eight or nine months I've been here I've met a lot of cool people. Most of them are still here too, so it was all good. My first few friends on here were Midnight Winged (at that time he was The_Chatot_Pirate), Waffle-San (Mr.May) and Xairmo. Then I met more people like ~koneko (gonbeneko25), Went, Gummy (glajummy) and many other people. In november, I believe, I asked a certain newfound moderator of the section I was most active in to pair me. She said yes. I'll leave who that person was up to you. ;-]

I also joined serebii, pe2k, pokecharms and psypokes, but none of those sites were really all that good. So now I just go on here and Pokecosmo, but that's really it for other sites. =/

There's my history. =]

Spectrum
April 23rd, 2008, 02:27 PM
I joined in August '04, for a reason completely separate to why I'm here now. My interests were game strategies, websites, building teams, and... ROM hacking. That last one catch you by surprise? It really was my favourite part of the community. But across the things I was interested in, I met a fair number of people. Most of them have left - a few examples of those still around are Hiroshi Sotomura, Geometric-sama, and Koroku.

It didn't really take me long to expand into other parts of the forum - firstly, Mixed Community Groups. This became my home where I met more friends. At this point I was still only interested in the Pokemon aspect of the community, so I didn't pay much mind to the subforums. I'm pretty sure this changed when one person offered to make me a fanclub. So I found out about the Member Fanclubs subforum, and then the Other Clubs part. (re: Was this around back then? I really can't remember. o_O) I became pretty active around this section, namely posting with Haine Togu, who I'm pretty sure was a mod of that forum at the time. We got along surprisingly well and it was fun. :) I also met other people and found myself posting across a number of clubs at this point.

Anyway, after settling into the forum, I pretty quickly decided that I liked this forum. I got some updates on everyone's opinions from time to time, and generally I think they all supported me. At the very start of February '05, I had surgery to readjust the muscles in my left eye, and this meant lying in bed for a week. The boredom just grew constantly! All I could really do was listen to music, and at the time my collection was refreshingly small, but still not enough to last a week. So I snuck to the computer for a quick look.

I had a message waiting in my inbox, from Claire, an older admin, asking if I wanted to mod the MCG forum. I struggled to read it with double vision until I successfully made out most of the words. Maybe this was planned; one particular higher staff member did know about it! Do I need to explain my answer? HELL YES! I'd been waiting months for this, as you can see from the cryptic language above - sorry, I like building suspense. :D

Now, about a month or so before this happened, at the very end of 2004, I'd learnt about a thread called Daily Chit-Chat. I'll point out now that up until the end of this history, I was on dialup. And I wandered, casually, into this thread, where numerous people were posting. FAST. The thread gained a new page every few minutes. Sounds daunting? It wasn't - it was actually quite fun to keep up with! And through this, I met a lot of new people. Half of them mods and one or two admins - the rest were just regular members.

A lot happened in the next year or so - some good, most of it pretty bad. Let's just say that come mid-February 2006, after countless warnings and a couple of temp bans that I completely ignored, I earned myself a permanent ban.

I made an effort to keep in touch with friends, whoever didn't hate me at this point. I kept in-touch through other methods - other forums, IM programs, and even IRC. I was pretty active in #pokecommunity and then #thepokecommunity. Gradually I realised getting myself banned was a completely stupid thing to do, and made up with a lot of people who I'd argued with.

But one day, early 2008, the idea came up on IRC. What if I could be unbanned? I did ask! I still missed this place. And eventually, I signed in to a certain person asking: "Would you like to be unbanned?" The staff had decided to give me another chance. So now I'm here.

I'd like to say I've matured a lot since 2006, but that's really your decision to make. But it is really nice to be back. And I really want to get this posted because I've been tossing up what to say for over an hour. :D

Saryka
April 23rd, 2008, 02:33 PM
Haha, you want to know my history? It's not necessarily the most interesting, or the most extensive, but here we go.

So, let's go back to March 28, 2004. I opened my very first website. It was gross looking, my grammar was terrible, and my attitude was... immature. Mind you, I was eleven at the time, but, still. Looking back, I knew I could have done much better.

We'll skip a few years to February of 2007. I opened up a LiveJournal icons resource (not the same one I have linked in my sig XD;) and it was quite popular-ish. I did get quite a bit of hits, and my grammar was much better, my graphics were much more eye-pleasing (moreso than they are today, but that's a different story altogether). I was a fourteen-year-old amateur graphic designer, and I loved every minute of it.

However, I did get bored with it over time. As February droned on, and drama rose in our little "Anime Webdesign Community," I decided to leave webdesign altogether, and find somewhere else to make my niche.

I joined PC in March of 2007 after watching a YouTube video demonstrating Pokémon Shiny Gold. At that time I was getting into emulation, so this was a nice opportunity to download the hack. I googled Shiny Gold, and it brought me to PC. Of course, I wasn't allowed to download it unless I was a member, so I made the account "akaxrai," which I never thought I was ever going to use again. But, I suppose I was wrong.

Well, I did try to fit in on PC, but I never thought I did, so I left for a long time, and I even forgot about my account here.

After that, it's all a blur. I don't know what possessed me to come back, but I did. Sometime in either late December 2007 or early January 2008 I came back, and I somehow found the DCC, where I still pretty much reside to this day. However, I did branch out to OVP, MCG, and FTiP, making the whole "Offtopic Discussions" section of PC my niche.

In February of 2008, I changed my name to "Scarlet Lynn," and pretty much became a different person. More mature, happier, and social. The old "akaxrai" was a noob, pretty much. XD;

I don't know how I remembered PC, why I came back, or even what day I decided to come back. All I remember now is what little past I have and what awesome friends I have now. They know who they all are. <3

So, that's me in a nutshell. Not an interesting story, but it gets you through the day. :]

marz
April 23rd, 2008, 02:54 PM
The following is a ridiculously long post.

I guess I'll try to fit my PC life in here and whatever came before...

To tell you the truth, I've never really been at a forum before. However, that's not to be confused with my internet life. I've always loved playing life-simulators like the Sims, for example, but the thought of playing it with real people across the world, despite the fact that half of them are probably sex-crazed rapists and pedophiles, really interested me. I'm really the type of guy that loves to have friends. The idea of not only having RL friends to talk to, but some over the internet as well appealed to me. Let's see.. I think you could say I got initiated in Internet Chat with Neopets. That's right. XD I joined that stuff when I was 11, I'd say. I was never interested, but this girl I talked to at the time raved about it and I thought why not? But, I did sign up as a minor, thus not being allowed in the chat. I wasn't interested, thus why I quit it. One year later, in 7th grade, my ex-friend made me get back onto Neopets and I decided to sign up as an 18-year old for the hell of it. I had no idea you got more benefits. As I went on, I eventually found the chatroom. I went in there, and made a friend. I really liked the guy, but my parents soon found out (mainly because I told them), and they didn't like what they heard. So, I got cut from Neopets.
Later that year, my friend got my onto CokeMusic, which was a real online life-simulator. At first, I played because of what the point of the game was -- to play music and make money. Friends were of no importance. Of course, that bored me, as I only really liked playing when my friend was online too. He wasn't always online, so I eventually gave up on it.

Skip up to 8th grade, I get back into CokeMusic. This time, I played for the point of the game, since I went back on my own, without any friends. Boy, this was a blast. I had a great group of friends, and I loved coming home from school to go on and play with them, while being on MSN with my RL friends. My mom eventually found out I was doing this. But, instead of banning me, I asked her to give it a shot. She did, and I forget why, she ended up banning me from it. This was my first sad moment over the internet. It really sucked. I don't go on anymore. Apparently CokeMusic has changed dramatically. I highly doubt my old friends still play it. I think I snuck on once only to find one of my best friends left, probably because I did. XD;

Skip forward to December 24th (that's right, Christmas Eve), 2006. I was bored while waiting for the evening to have Christmas dinner and open presents, so I started thinking about Pokemon a bit. I think I was playing FR or something at the time, I don't usually randomly start thinking about Pokemon. XD; So I was wondering to myself if they're ever going to make a Gold & Silver remake, seeing as they made a Red and Green remake. I googled "Pokemon Gold Remake" and saw the thread "Pokemon ShinyGold - The Pokecommunity Forums". I had no idea what a forum was, but I don't even think I payed attention to that. I checked out what the link gave me, and I liked what I was seeing. I tried downloading the attachment and it told me I had to be logged in to download. So I registered as "marz" \o/ I downloaded, I played, I loved. My first post was actually deleted (XD) because it was exactly what zel didn't want people posting in his thread "how du i make the ipsfile work plz help :(". However, my second post, cheering on zel, was not deleted. :) I never made myself a welcome thread or anything.

I had no intension on posting very much, or even being active. I kept myself reserved to the Hacks Showcase section. I made quite a few friends in the ShinyGold thread alone. One day, I saw a link to an Umbreon Fanclub in the last poster section of the MCG. As I stated before, I always stayed in the Hacks Showcase section, so I never bothered to look around or check anything out. I liked Umbreon, so I decided to join up. Little did I know.. This was the first post of many in the MCG section, thus gradually making me get less interested in the Hacks Showcase. I guess you can say this is the Turning Point in my PC Life Story. But back then, I still visited the Hacks Showcase. I wasn't completely reserved to the MCG.

February 9th: I started a ROMHacking Group called HackerCross Productions (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=79871). Please excuse the lame-ass name. It was a complete disaster. At the time I was basically fighting against my friend TreeckoLv.100's hacking group Galaxy Productions and Christos' hacking group called.. Windbreaker-something, I think. I was all excited that I had made one of these hacking groups, and it did get me a little more known around the Hacking Section, but the fact that we didn't come out with anything was kind of phail. I eventually gave up on the hacking group, when I started getting out of the whole ROMHacking scene.

February 14th 2007: First warning for SPAM. XD In the ShinyGold thread, of course~ Scizz had given it to me, and I clearly remember him writing "Have a nice day" at the end. I loved the absolute irony that this was a bad thing, yet he ends it off as if nothing was wrong. I thought to myself "If I ever warn anyone.. I'm so gonna put that at the end of my PMs." Anyway, I accepted the warning, I really didn't mind. I never thought it would do anything. I wasn't really interested in being a moderator at the time.

I think by this time I really started developing more of an interest in the MCGs. I made some good friends pretty fast. My first best friend must have been DarkIllusion. We talked daily, and sometimes had 7 PM chains going at once. It was crazy o_o; As I made more and more friends, including Murderface, Harmony, HOPPING FROGGY KISSES and some others, they all thought that me and DarkIllusion should have paired together, but.. we never did. Neither of us were interested in pairing.

As I got more and more involved in the MCG section, it became all I came to PC for. I had started my own Espeon club which was a huge success, DarkIllusion had made me a fanclub that I thought would have died out immediately and ended up getting 70-sum pages XD; A lot of memories in there, including me trying to leave PC twice. .__.; What takes up more than half of my post count would probably be the fact that I went everyday and posted in every club I was a part of at least once. It was intense. But I really liked it. I made so many friends in the MCG section, it was really great. I loved coming to PC.

We're now in March. I think in late-February/early-March, my mom found out I was going to PC. I told her to give it a shot because I'm 14 now and I can take care of myself. So, she let me go on PC. I was really happy, because I had started getting involved with a ROMHack by Trace. That never really got onto PC, because there were a few setbacks, and I don't talk to Trace anymore. XD; The same type of stuff happened throughout March, but around late-March the noobs started invading PC because of the Diamond/Pearl hype. I wasn't very effected though, since I never looked around in that forum anyway.

Now, April is a big month in my internet life. Hope it's not getting too boring. >: In April, the idea of becoming a moderator was slowly getting engraved into my head, and I wanted to become one. Also, Drummershuff had become a moderator at that time, and I was really into making friends by randomly PMing people. I got a few good friends that way, actually. Anyway, I PMed Drummershuff mainly because I wanted to see what he was like. A lot of people liked him because I saw his Friend's List was enormous. We PMed a bit, and it stopped abruptly. ;_________; but then later on I tried PMing him again and he asked for my MSN. This... was a huge decision for me. My parents clearly told me not to let anyone see my picture, let people know my name, phone number, home address, and e-mail. I thought "...well why the hell not? :D" and made myself an IM account for PC people, and I gave it to him. I started coming on MSN just for Drummershuff. I'd come home, we'd talk for an hour, he'd go to bed, I'd go back to my RL MSN. He introduced me to Sammi, too. :3

From then on.. I started talking to my friends on PC who had MSN handles. It was really cool. This slowly got me away from PC, but I'd still post in my Fanclub and whatnot.

Thanks to MSN, I met tons of new friends. It's what got me most of the people whom I talk to daily. \o/ During the summer of 07, in particular, I met Loki, YoshiRiRu, Niwa and... Nastumi (I don't know your PC account name). I later on met Chibi-chan this way. This opened up MMORPGs to me. I played Ragnarok Online with them. o: I liked it. But, a lot of drama happened between me and Murderface because of it, so I stopped playing, and now I hardly play it.

Skip to May: This is when I became friends with one of my best friends Arisa. :D We both won Member of the Month for April, and I guess Kelsey thought I was cool enough to talk to. Instead of PMing me, she found my FC and posted in there. I actually unintentionally ignored the post for about a week, because it was the very last post on a page in my FC, and someone had made a post after it, so I didn't bother looking on the other page until after a week. I couldn't imagine how Kelsey must have felt to see that I totally ignored her. XD; SORRY. <3
I was talking to Drummershuff on MSN, and we were talking about how many people like him, and I told him I'd make a Poll on PC about it. He thought I was joking, since apparently that was against the rules (way to tell me after I make the thread!) So, as you can probably guess, I got warned by Morkula. Thus starting a very strange friendship with him. It consisted of me demanding for my warning getting revoked, him getting pissed, pwning me through PM for being a n00b, me accepting it and moving on. But, one day I was talking to Drummershuff, and I think we were talking about Morkula, and I asked for him to get added as a joke. Turns out Drummershuff asked Morkula about it and Morkula agreed. I introduced myself properly, and it was a bit awkward at first, but the friendship has turned good. :]

Skip to July or August or something: I got paired with Chikara. We actually hardly knew each other at the time, or at least weren't as good friends then as we are now, but we were both unpaired and we got paired. You can thank Harmony for that. XD

Skip to September 14th: I get modded. \o/ I got added into a chat with Cowrie, Morkula and Sammi. Drummershuff told me that he got modded after being added into a chat with staff members only, so I was like "omg. am I getting modded?" and, I did! 8D Wow, that was great. XD; Well, this really opened up something new to PC: MCG noobs. >: Instead of being one, I had to take care of them. I was up to the challenge though. \o/

All was good until I decided to my name changed to Deimos. I had no idea so much would happen using this name. Especially mod-wise. I took care of some pretty big things being a mod while being Deimos. I don't think I'll go into that. All I've got to say is that it made me quit the staff on February 17th. I was quite sick of the noobs. x__x; I asked for a demotion and everything.

I decided to come back, because.. I really liked you guys. I was surprised that instead of getting beaten down with "FAKER!! LOSER!!! LOL U SUK!!!" it was more along the lines of "oh great, Marz is back. He was a good mod." Speaking of being a mod, I got modded again roughly a month later. :]

Nothing that big has gone on since then. We're now here on April 23rd, and I'm typing this up. If you actually made it through this post, wow. o__o;

bna_li
April 23rd, 2008, 03:46 PM
Came on around 2003 when I was still into pokemon. I googled, pokemon, and this came up.

I remember how I didn't know how to reply. I ended up making a thread instead. I look at my old posts sometimes just for the stupidity of it. Yeah, sometimes I felt like an idiot cause of the way I used to talk. "Me thinkies" instead of "I think."

The site crashed or something at some time. I don't remember. But we had a new pairing up thread and I paired up with this girl called Hikaru's Twin or something. Yeah she hasn't come on for a long time.

I remember a time when some staff on the site got into a fight with this dude named Steve. Somehow, it never got resolved, and tried to get people onto another site. I don't think that ever worked out.

And I remember Kairi and that other girl... Kairi was always a good mod until that person showed up. Suddenly Kairi realized she was a lesbian and kind of messed up a forum.

Then there was the mod issue and the age issue. I got older, and mods were authority figures. Means I had to rebel against them. Somehow I suddenly felt so emo about everything, and I left this site a few times now.

Myself I don't even know why I'm back.

Ryoutarou
April 23rd, 2008, 03:52 PM
Hey, I actually have history to write about now! :D

I joined back in February of '04, as my profile says. I originally found the boards in November of the year before but didn't bother join. I can't really remember why it took me so long to register, I was probably to lazy to sign up. I was a member of the forum that shall not be named back then, just getting back into the Pokemon fandom. When I finally ended up joining, I kinda made a home for myself in Other Anime as it was called back then. I don't think too many people liked me though, I was pretty rude back then.

For most the early part of 2004 I didn't really talk to anyone on a regular basis. Eventually people started coming to me for random anime info and stuff about Japan because I was the guy to go to on that subject back then. The first person I really talked to normally back then was Paige, I think Suzu was her screen name, can't really remember. After that I met a whole bunch of people through her. David/animadversion is the only one of who I still talk, so I've known him longer than anyone else. Anywho. Those people became my little circle of friends.



I come back after about three month's or so of not really posting. This is when I really started to get addicted to PC. If I wasn't at work, I was on PC, but that's just how amazingly fun PC was back then. That was at a time when there literally was never a dull moment on PC, whatever time of day it was, there was always something fun to do or someone to talk to. This was also the time when I became friends with Kris/Tendo, who was the mod of Other Anime at the time.

A few months go by and it's November. One random night I'm in a large conversation with my friends and a few staff members. We were talking, having lots of fun and then someone tells me to check my PMs. When I first joined, I think I really wanted to be a staff member but as time went on I just stopped caring about that and focused more on having a good time with my group of friends.

So, I check my PMs and my only new one is from Kairi/Abby, who was an admin at the time. The title was "Wanna be a mod?" I don't remember the contents of the PM, other than the obvious, but I was so flabbergasted that I thought it was some mean joke at first. XD; Eventually I said yes and then I found out that it was Tendo who brought me up for the spot. Still grateful for that because I ended up meeting some of my best friends in the staff.

About a month goes by and then David becomes a mod, which was pretty cool. Over time pretty much everyone in my circle friends became a mod, except for one person. I met another really good friend and this is when we started posting a lot. It was a great time, we even marathon posted once, he ended up getting 1,000 posts in one day and I got about 700.

I think a lot of people didn't like seeing a pair of mods posting like that, but we didn't really care. Looking back, yeah a good bit of it was spam, but we still did a lot of work in our areas, so it evened out. It was sometime around here that I asked for New Users / Welcome Back and got it. The area was pretty dead for most of the time, the only time I ever had to do an extensive work was when there was a spam attack at like, 2 in the morning and no higher staff members to be found.

Anywho. About three months after I became a mod, I was made an s-mod, which was, for lack of a better phrase, [I]freaking awesome. I think that was the fastest turn around from mod to s-mod, which I was pretty proud of I guess. I helped in getting a lot of people made mods and enjoyed the next couple of months.

Then there was that lovely drama that we're all so fond of. I ended up losing some of my closest friends, still regret all that but at the same time I still don't believe I'm totally at fault. We were all pretty immature at the time, at least in aspects not involving modding forums. So for a while I lost most of my friends, that really sucked, it was a pretty lonely time. I did make up with a few friends afterwards and of those, David and Digi still the only ones I talk to because the others like Niko / Oni_Flygon, Teara and other friends ended up leaving PC.

After a few more fights, and having certain people who have posted in this thread banned, I was given a promotion. I was pretty happy then because I had most of my friends back, at least the ones I actually cared about. The next couple of months followed a pretty strange routine of events. 1) Lose contact with friends, 2) Random "rebellions" sprout up, 3) Make contact with other friends, 4) Feel like quitting PC.

I did meet a really great friend during this time, still talk to him on occasion. Could pretty much talk to him about anything since a lot of things in our lives resembled each other in a big way. So yeah, I actually spent more time talking to him than my girlfriend, and since we were pretty close, this is when a gay pairing started thanks to a certain friend.

This was a very awkward time in my life, it felt like people actually thought the pairing was real, even though we both had girlfriends at the time. Needless to say to say, neither of us liked it very much, so we confronted someone about it and thought it would be over. No no, why would anything be that simple? As if being unwillingly part of a gay pairing wasn't enough, this is when...fanart started to pop out, and then fanfics made their way up to the surface. (how many people can say they've had that?)

Anywho, my unwilling pair-friend ended up quitting PC and sort of started coming online less and less afterwards. I still talk to him every now and then, but not nearly as much as I used to.

After that, another new routine broke out, which pretty much involved most of the staff against a certain few admins. One thread still really stands out, it went on for the longest time and we can pretty close to having a staff-wide resignation. Yeah, we had gobs of fun with that whole ordeal. I made some of the longest posts I'd ever made anywhere thanks to those events. XD; I also remember basically calling out one of the admins by bringing an HQ thread to the mod lounge, then making it public.

Few months pass and I end up becoming a staff admin, thanks in no small part to my friends who were already SAs. The site admins didn't like me, so it was interesting to read through all those threads where they fought over me at the time. Not much really happened as a SA, certain people left the staff, certain people were unbanned, but nothing too big. Most of the people who had caused all those "rebellions" back in the day had already left and stopped caring about PC.

Life goes on as usual for the next year or so, including what I still believe to be the most ridiculously amazing April Fools day prank which I've dubbed "Blackout 2006", nothing has even come close to topping that event, because I'm just that awesome at planning this sort of though.

There's also the fact that most of that day's events were unplanned, I can't remember all of it, but it was originally just PC with a totally black skin, but then we faked a hacking and changed PC's name to "Todoroki's Community" for most of that day. Of course no one actually bought that we were hacked, certain people got really mad about it all, but most everyone a great time. :D

Once more, the year moves on, I start posting less and less. PC is no longer as fun as I remember it being back in 2004 and 2005(which I still consider the best year of my life, online and off), at this time I ended up pretty much doing nothing in the way of staffing, but I still had the most staff actions for the longest time, until they were wiped. PC was dull all around, I was no longer post at the insane amount that I used to, I had already become the top poster and kinda just stopped caring about PC as a whole.

I pretty much relegated myself to posting in the mod forums, they were a blast back then, even in the dullest of times, I could almost always have a great time there. Even that wouldn't last though, I felt that was becoming duller as the days went by and I eventually just started asking myself "why?", I didn't care about PC the way I once had, certain admins were so fickle and hard to deal with that I realized as a staff, when it comes to making big decisions, the other admins could just yank us around whenever they pleased. Of course this was the reason we had a lot of arguments with them.

Time keeps moving by and I'm posting at a snail's pace now, there isn't much work to do anywhere for me. The mod forums were pretty much dead, I talked to most of my really close friends on MSN most of the time, so that's when I finally made the decision to quite. I quite on April Fools 2007, it was my way of going out with a bang.

Afterwards there was a period of three months or so when, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't find it in me to get on MSN and talk with my friends. This was when I sorta started believing that maybe PC was the only linking factor between us and the only reason any of us were friends. That thought quickly left my mind a while later when I remembered I was part of the most awesome group known as 9 Inch Pizza.

I started getting online more and more then, started talking to my friends more often than I used to. I remembered that it really wasn't PC that linked us, I have a few friends who don't believe that, but it's been over a year since I've been staff and I still talk to all of my friends just as much as I ever did. Over time I came back to PC as well, still don't post that much, but I'm in here for the long haul I guess.

This will probably sound really dumb to certain people and probably lessen their opinion of me, but PC has been a monumental part of my life. I've the best friends I've ever had, gone through some of the worst and best times of my life, made the most amazing memories that I'm always gonna have and through all the fights we go through, I remember that at the end of the day, I still had a fantastic group of friends that I'll treasure for the rest of my life, even if we stop talking, they're people that I will never forget.

I'd really like to think I've matured over my time at PC, but I guess the only thing I've really learned is that you're never done growing in life, there's always going to be something coming out of nowhere to throw your plans off course and totally mess you up. It can be a great learning experience, but it can also be horrible, it just depends on how you tackle all of those events.

And this is definitely the longest post I've made in a while.

Virtual Chatot
April 23rd, 2008, 04:18 PM
Let's see, My forum life began sometime in 2000 when I joined a now closed Pokemon Forum called Bayleaf's Garden. I was eleven years old when they modded me in a forum of about 4000. I remained Moderator untill the forum was mysteriously closed sometime in 2003.
Having absolutely nowhere to go, I found my way on to Serebiiforums. In March of 2005, Serebiiforums was down, and I really didn't understand why ( noob at the time xD ), so I joined Pokecommunity to ask Shadowfaith why Serebiiforums was down ( I lol at this now ).

So the entire reason I joined Pokecommunity was to ask a Noobish Question about a crappy Pokemon forum.

Sometime around 2007 I completely stopped going to Serebiiforums and made Pokecommunity my official home forum. I was extremely angry at the mods of Serebii for misinterpreting the rules with their own guidelines ( I was given an infraction for spam, even though I was making a relative post in my own thread ).

In February of 2008, I was given moderator status at the Pokemon Acanthite Forums for my Veteran Member status, my good behavior, and me never receiving an infraction for the two years I was with the project.

Who knows what the future will hold?

Wow, guess it wasn't as long as I thought it would be x3

firepokemon
April 23rd, 2008, 04:28 PM
Excellent post BeachBoy and excellent replies to this as well. Well the thing started off being my forum life, but I’m not sure it worked out that way. But thank you Beach Boy, you’ve allowed me to think about my past and perhaps even look at my future.

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In 1999 my family got dialup Internet, which, back then was quite adequate for foruming and chatting. Now days, well I wouldn't like to know how difficult it is to use the Internet using dialup. Initially I was more into the wrestling sites, as I was a huge fan of wrestling back then (now days I barely watch the show or keep up and I should so sell my wrestling collection as I could probably fetch a few dollars).

In 2000 I began looking at pokemon websites, I was never a gamer but I adored the anime and one day I happened to found pokemasters. Back then, there still wasn't a forum, but I enjoyed the reports, which I read promptly including the back issues, and I also joined the chat room there. It was a great time; I became more and more interesting in the site and then one day Pokemaster Kevin (Webmaster) announced that there would be a new feature coming in the next few days. That would happen to be the message board, back then the bug message boards were all Ultimate Bulletin Boards. It just happened that I joined the first day March 24th 2000 (although being in New Zealand it was the 25th here). This would ultimately be a journey, an interesting one at that.

I loved the message board, back then nothing was organised, there wasn't a miscellaneous forum, people were just thinking about gold and silver, it hadn't yet been released outside of Japan. It was a time where one didn't have avatars and features were pretty basic. But it was also a time where one could make their own identity, create their own niche in the Internet. I mainly hung round General Discussion, which at the time was where you’d post misc-related posts. The anime forum was popular so I would post a bit there. Like most people who initially join the forums, I did some newbie stuff. Posting asking for ROMs and emulators in Pokemon Stadium, and Red, Blue & Yellow forums. Posting crappy red, blue, yellow teams (I had never played the game, the only real sources of information was some crappy pokemon book my brother had and the website albeit. I ignored most of what was on the site), thus posting teams with Blastoise in it and having such moves as Skull Bash and that type of stuff.

There was so much Spam and so many trolls and huge piles of flames that seemed to increase with the addition of Miscellaneous forums and Pokemon Snap & something else forum. Miscellaneous forum didn’t even have any moderators at the time. In General Discussion Pokemaster Kevin asked if someone would like to be a General Discussion moderator, I put my name down but didn’t get it. My opportunity would come as there was soon an opportunity to mod the Miscellaneous Discussion forum. Back then if you wanted to moderate, you had to treat it like a Presidential campaign. Many of us would post some type of pledge saying what we would bring to the forum and what rules we would have and the stuff. It sounds crazy now, but back then it was perfectly acceptable as there were no things such as Infractions or anything like that. Eventually Pokemaster Kevin decided the only way to go would be to hold some type of vote. This didn’t stop us campaigning but only meant we would campaign some more. Eventually, one guy Too Cool Scyther had a huge lead and was in. While, myself, ThunderTheTalkingRaichu and PokeMasterMisty were the other three selected as we had the most votes after TCS. Back then we were not even allowed in the Team-meeting discussion, eventually, we’d be allowed in.

I was at that time, quite a strict moderator; hell I would edit people’s posts and fix their spelling and grammar (this seems funny now as my writing was pretty **** then and is pretty **** now). I became a top poster, posting more replies and making new posts than almost anyone else. I can’t say what quality some of them were, but I always made an effort to post decently at less. I became involved in many discussions, often providing advice for those that required it. I became heavily involved in anti-Christian rants (I was really anti-religion back then). I made up a bunch of lies, some being that I was sexually abused, hooked on drugs, contemplated having sex, making out I had a child and stuff like that. So pathetic but I was lonely and wanting attention. I also got into a fight with Too Cool Scyther and Takeshi (Real Slim Shady and another name I think) over how Miscellaneous should be modded. They came from UPN, which, at the time was far more liberal and less strict than one could find at TPM. I remember posting a topic saying how I’m thinking of quitting. Half of my posts in those days were real attention seeking. I also happened to find the fanfic discussion board and there was a post asking for fanfic raters for the site. I put my name down saying I was in some made-up course to do with literature criticism or something like that. I along with reeb was made a fanfic rater. These were great times, I guess I was a memorable member in those times, well liked, if I worked hard I really believe that I would have been administrator.

Unfortunately, someone had gained access to our ISP and the login and password and thus was using our account to access the Internet. Thus my parents got a bill that was at least 200 dollars but probably more like 500 dollars and thus they decided to get rid of the internet for a while, while, it was all sorted out. Panicking knowing I would be away for a while I decided to make a post saying my mother had been in a car accident and that I wouldn’t be on the internet for a while. Eventually a week later, I posted saying that she had died. Over the time I was away, some more people were made moderators, some stuff happened. One such incident was with an administrator named Dodrio who was being what I saw as abusive towards other users. A bunch of people from UPN (Upnetwork) came over to cause havoc on the forums. Many people became upset, but I didn’t have the Internet at the time so couldn’t exactly help.

During my time away I was quite the mess and gave my parents hell, I was a moody bastard then I’m a moody bastard now. So I would throw and destroy the house to bits. My Internet addiction was literally that bad. Anyway I was away from the Internet and so I came up with a bunch of things the board needed, new mods, new rules, a constitution one might call it. I also made up a few fanfics and stuff I wanted to post on the board. And then one day, my parents said we could have the Internet back.

Having the Internet back was great, but things had changed at TPM while I was away. New people, who were solely newbies, became more prolific. Dodrio had become one bitter bastard and major cliques were starting to appear. I came back, posted the rules and stuff I wanted to see in the Constitution, made up some posts in Misc, one of those being what the members would be like in 10 years. I miss those posts. Nobody gave a though to archiving in those days. I noticed one particular post in General Discussion made by reeb about Dodrio and how he was using his admin powers wrongly. I somehow became involved in this and soon was well on the path to a war with Dodrio and his friends. I guess part of me believed in standing up for what was right and that kind of stuff.

Anyway Dodrio kept deleting me several times; Pokemaster Kevin would keep adding me back. But the war with Dodrio and my constant lies were becoming a strain. My lies became more audacious and more pathetic. Suddenly I was supposedly some rich person, with lots of money and that kind of stuff, I’d pretend to be depressed and posting topics about me being sexually abused. Basically a lot of things came to the fore. Eventually, I pushed my luck way too far, and after one night where I just couldn’t sleep, I decided to plan some grand post saying how my dad was dead. I became fully into the role, and started initially in the chat, panicking saying he was dead and eventually made a post about it. Of course people wouldn’t be that dumb, and one person called me out and others called me out and eventually I had to admit it was a lie. Dodrio happened to be away at that time, which was probably a good thing. Basically I had to make up some excuse so said that I made up my dad dying and that I did it for attention and because I’m not happy with myself being bisexual and all, eventually, I just said I was gay. And yet this did not stop me from maintaining the lies of my mother being dad and other stuff as well.

Eventually Dodrio came back and we got into the wars again, these people now had more ammunition to attack me. Dodrio and his friends would invite me to some group chat on MSN and well I was attacked constantly. I remained a mod, although Dodrio and I got into the wars more and more, he kept deleting me and I kept being put back in due to back-ups and the like. One day Kevin decided to upgrade the board, but this upgrade eventually caused havoc with many people being deleted. I remember something strange happened with my account, it said I was admin or something. Regardless Dodrio deleted me. Things got sorted out, although TCS was demodded by Dodrio and PokeChamp a major suck-up was made a mod of Misc.

One day after someone had made a topic asking what people’s star signs were, I had enough. I closed the thread saying, this poll had been done many times. He argued about it and I got upset so I quit as Misc mod. The minute that happened, Dodrio and his friends group-chatted with me, we argued and I was deleted again. I had earlier joined up at Upnetwork.net, Bulbagarden and Pokemon Adobe, the three main other message boards at the time so I needed time away from TPM and thus posted more at UPN. But two members Bill51 and PokeChamp posted over at UPN saying how I was a liar and I was trouble and the stuff. I was still a fanfic rater but no longer a mod at TPM. Eventually my account was banned and thus for a few good months I would evade my bans even though I was IP banned using proxies and the likes. Basically creating havoc at the boards, using multiple usernames some of those being crazefire, firecraze, flying destinty, firepokemonmaster and the like. I kept getting banned, but then one day Dodrio and I seemingly got over it. Dodrio I suspect became upset with PokeChamp who was seriously kissing Kevin’s ass and Dodrio was moving on. Dodrio announced he was leaving he deleted his own account and eventually PokeChamp became the admin.

One would think this would stop the drama, but I didn’t think much of PokeChamp. I certainly didn’t believe he should be admin, and thus the wars I had with Dodrio I now had with PC. We would fight over everything, he didn’t deserve to be admin, I still believe that now and it’s been nearly eight years. But stuff happens and he was admin. Eventually, I once a pretty liked member became something of a nuisance. I became hooked on the history of the board and had at that time I great memory. And I would post TPMs history and the like. Things on the chat room were also good, I somehow began a relationship with Ninetales3001 and I became an aop in the chat. I didn’t stop having fights, these continued for ages. I became obsessed with flaming people who I thought were spammers namely Ash_300. Boards change in many ways, and I guess one of the major changes at TPM was a bunch of members from Great Britain who had their own clique of sorts. PokeChamp was dumb and well gave Karma Chameleon his password, thus causing havoc on the boards. And two more members, one being Hyrulian_Genius who went from one day disliking Dodrio to basically kissing his ass and someone who was made a moderator far later than anyone and another guy Lugia007 also friends with Dodrio became administrators as well.

I’m not sure this helped the board, as well there wasn’t much communication with PokeChamp deciding his own rules and the other two deciding theirs. For some reason after this, most memories seemingly stop. I am sure I was a complete ass and there was one member, Little_Pikachu creating quite a name for herself at the boards. Eventually she would kiss Kevin’s ass and be made an admin one day, which she was. Everyone saw that one day she would be admin, everyone knew it would one day happen. Sometimes I think Kevin was a shitbag, the amount of people that would kiss his ass. TPM had its troubles with server costs and the likes. At one stage things were so bad that we had to be on Ezboard for a while. Eventually things came back, although the site was never the same again, the board came back, many new members came.

I find it funny, that my memories of 2000 are far fresher than my memories of 2001, 2002 etc. I continued posting at the forums, but by then I was an ass, merely there to annoy some people. I guess I got a reputation as a good flamer, the funny thing is now days I can’t see to flame it just comes out as pathetic. I continued posting at UPN for many years, although it was never my board, it could never be my board. I was just too attached to TPM. I also posted at Bulbagarden but that disappeared, as did UPN eventually, Jaxel selling the domain name for money. A refuge board was set up, eventually someone brought the domain upnetwork.net but they were never the same again. I don’t know what happened to Pokemon Adobe when its site closed. I was far too busy at TPM to notice. Bulbagarden went through troubles and that eventually disappeared as well, only for Archaic and others to build a site back up. Things on the Internet had changed a lot. The once big sites were all faltering.

Sometime in June 2003 while living in Christchurch where I live still today. My computer blew up. This was a blessing in one way, as it meant I wouldn’t be on the Internet as much. But you also miss out on a lot of things as well. During the time away I found my partner who I still live with today. That’s been a blessing, but part of me always missed the Internet. I would continue posting at TPM but those days became less and less and less. The only real time I would go on the Internet was when I’d go home for the Christmas holidays. Which explains why I was a member at this board PokeCommunity and the new Bulbagarden and the like. But for five years almost the Internet life was gone.

Finally in 2008 after many years without a computer, my partner happened to find a computer at the dumb (disgusting I know). I don’t know what I was expecting to find, having the Internet again. But clearly this wasn’t 2000-2002 any more. I posted at TPM, which survives to this day, although its far more inactive than one remembers. I eventually joined up again at Serebii although I became so disgusting by one thread and thus trolled and am currently banned till next month. I came back to Bulbagarden and am quite enjoying it there and of course there’s pokecommunity. I’m very nostalgic, always looking back at those so called golden times of pokemon message boards. Things have changed since I first joined the Internet. Serebii was a minor site and serebii himself was a lonely figure with a small chat room with a few of his friends. And of course there’s pokecommunity. TPM seems such a small memory in the pokemon world today, which I for one find a sad thing.

To be perfectly honest, the five years where I had no Internet was a lonely existence, and having the Internet is surprisingly lonely. I have people on my AIM but I don’t exactly talk to them, I have a few on MSN but don’t talk to them. I still post at TPM but its like a kick to the face, the way the board is now, it has life to it and yet there’s a smell of death in the air. I complain constantly about boards such as Serebii and Pokecommunity, which I really shouldn’t.

There’s nothing wrong with such boards, they’re not the boards of old and perhaps that’s one reason I struggle seemingly to post that much. People should be proud of the communities they’re in and its lovely that today people tend to archive more things and things seem more secure.

I miss UBBs; there was something magical to them that I don’t think Vbulletin can deliver. I’m now days a bitter 24 year old, joining pokemon chat rooms and joining and posting at message boards trying to find something that doesn’t exist anymore. 2000-2002 were for me my magic years. I have memories and know people from that time that I will probably continue to know for many years. If you were around in those days, you knew how magical they were. The days where forums were disorganised, flame wars were plentiful, where lists of rules didn’t populate everywhere. It was just a time of magic, a magic that can never be recreated. Part of me is hoping one day I can move fully on from the pokemon community.

I’m, not sure how others see me. But I’m sure I’m an annoying person that if you see me in a chat room I am probably complaining about how people don’t post decently and the like. I got into a fight with someone on a chat room; he used my age against me. Which, for some reason really upset me I guess it was the fact that my age was mentioned. Everyone has his or her glory days. The time on the internet where everything just seems great, for some of us, its when the boards we joined were brand new and where we built a real community from the ground up. For others it’s when they first join a message board, and are somehow able to find a niche, a place in the community that they can enjoy and love. And for many of us, we’re probably trying to find that golden place again. IT doesn’t exist. You have choices, one is to move on which will do you a lot of good, the other is to keep reminiscing, its dangerous but you get on with it.

As for me, well I don’t know what the future holds; I’m at least attempting to stop being so nostalgic and reminiscing about everything. It’s difficult, but necessary. There is something comfortable however, about the pokemon community. Its large its all over the place. But there’s a certain comfort that I don’t know exists in other communities.

JX Valentine
April 23rd, 2008, 06:46 PM
Time to feel old. *cracks knuckles*

My forum adventures began as early as 2000, when I started on forums through Anipike (which kicked tail as an anime link exchange way back when, before it revamped and therefore ended up royally sucking). Back then, I was known by various names that I don't wish to recall because some of them were, stupidly, my real name. So, my first boards were a roleplaying forum called Become a Gym Leader (good times) and, more importantly, the board for an egoshipping website called Sweet Surrender.

The people at Sweet Surrender were, really, some of the sweetest and most creative people I met, whereas I was seriously still a n00b. (By this time, for example, I was known as ChibiMouse, which eventually was further Japanized by friends on a splinter board -- Truth -- as Maikuromausu, or Mai for short.) Eventually, Sweet Surrender died, and its members migrated from that board onto a place owned by a friend of the webmaster's. I don't fully recall what the original board was called, but the boards that sprouted from it were known as Winged Haven, Cherry Chatter, and possibly other names, depending on what the webmistress had as the domain (which changed every couple of years). By this time, it was around 2001 to 2002. I was running a mailing list on Yahoo! that was practically a message board, my webdesign skills sucked, and I got it through my head that I could run an RPG board on top of all that.

This RPG board turned out to be After Dark, a futuristic RPG that also served as one of the many roots to my later RPG and current pet fanfiction, Midsummer Knights. The board itself got a modest amount of activity, with twenty members and a cast of active characters. I'd advertised this board on Cherry Chatter and managed to get one member who was still into Pokemon, Misao.

Misao quickly became a valuable member to After Dark, even going as far as to advertise the board on Pokemon-related websites. While many of them seemed to ignore her, one of them triggered a pretty nasty reaction from an apparently incompetent staff member. Looking for amusement, I followed her to Pokemon Fan Universe and joined in August 2003.

PFU was, to say the least, a bit of a disorganized mess. Many of the staff members were often inactive or acted as if they were ten years old. (And many of them were.) For whatever reason (probably because it was the largest board I was on at that point), I stayed on board and became an active member, eventually climbing my way up the staff ladder from a mod of the anime and fanfiction forums (the latter of which being the source of one of my reputations as a grammar nazi and tough reviewer) to a super moderator and finally to co-admin. In the meantime, I worked to rewrite not only the general board rules but also several other forum rules, many of which were disorganized and hard to follow. I gained a reputation (as a strict mod) as well and endured a number of fiascos that vets of the board can very well remember. In fact, it was because of many of these fiascos that my modding style became so strict, mostly because of the increasing stress on maintaining the board and enduring the brunt of the metaphorical hit when it comes to criticism. For example, in 2005, the webmaster and admin banned a number of people for political reasons, citing flame wars and spamming as the reason for banning. (At least one of these bans, for this reason, was dealt to an innocent member.) Numbers of people left, an entire section of the board was taken down, and the rules were carefully rewritten to avoid a repeat. And who got part of the blame? Me, for trying to get people to stop flaming each other before the admin came in and for criticizing both sides for it. Not only that, but a number of the old members who I felt were helpful and decent left in favor of the "lol how i mine 4 magikarp?" crowds, which really never helped my patience.

Rewind briefly back to 2004. You may be wondering what any of this has to do with PC, and the truth is, it's got everything to do with it. That year, a PC member by the name of HKim came up with the idea of a Roleplay Olympics sort of thing, where members from Pokemon boards all over the place would gather and roleplay together to form a board unity (and to earn bragging rights). PFU was chosen, and on it, a team of representatives was hand-picked to play. I happened to be the judge representing PFU, or the one who would analyze everyone's performances and send in my vote in order to keep the entire game balanced. The arena that was chosen for this event was PC, so every participant had to join. Thus, I came onto PC officially in 2004 (as Kazeto Tamashii, my Fanfiction.net username at the time) and stayed on for several weeks until the Roleplay Olympics died.

Thereafter, I've been on and off PC for years. Since my early days at PFU, I've always been trying out different boards (Bulbagarden, Ilex Forest, Pokemasters, Pokedream, even Serebii for a very brief time) but dropped out of them for one reason or another (lagging problems for about half of those names -- I worked with dial-up for many of these years -- and a discomfort with the community for some others). PC I came back to every so often for reasons I really never could define. It was, in my opinion back then, a huge board that I never could really get a good conversation out of, unlike the boards I was used to before then.

Eventually, I started posting fanfiction in the fanfiction forums, starting with the one that really anchored me to the board, Midsummer Knights: DREAM. It was 2006, and the first version left a lot to be desired. Nonetheless, with the Writer's Lounge right there and people giving me incredible feedback, I felt like I actually had a foothold in the board. So, I kept writing, revising, and submitting works -- not only Midsummer Knights but also whatever else I had to offer. I even started to branch out into the Advance Gen and Metal Gen forums, where I found a number of cool people along with the ones I met in the Writer's Lounge.

I must say thank God for 3.7, though, because that's what's really keeping me here. After the visitor comments were introduced, I felt like I was really getting to be a part of the community past what the Writer's Lounge enabled me to do by conversing almost one-on-one with other members all over the place. Really, I feel like I'm more of a part of the community than I had been back in 2004.

And, of course, it really helps that I've decreased my activity in PFU after five years working for that site. Stress < finding a better place, you know?

Gerri Shin
April 23rd, 2008, 07:20 PM
Ok all you young people prepare for the longest post to grace the face of this forum!

I was in my first year of college looking for something to do to whittle away the time between meals and was searching google for info on Emerald and FRLG. I stumbled upon a site called emuzone and found out that ou could play GBA games on your computer (automatically I was liek "Dood this be sweetness!") so I downloaded VBA and began to search for the roms I needed to play games and stumbled once again upon a game I had never heard of. ( I know most of you are thinking that I am referring to Shiny Gold, haha! No.) This game was called Pokemon Quartz so I played through what was the last beta before Baro finished it and thought it was cool that people could hack the games, so I began to look for the tools. While looking around on Baro's site I then noticed the 2nd beta of Shiny gold (which I played through in 2 hours). I was intrigued, there fore I searched yet again on google for Shiny gold.

And what to my wondering eyes should appear (no, not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer) but the pokecommunity. So I signed up with what I believe to be the most noobish name evar, Girifarig. which by the way is not how you spell the pokemon's name (that's girifirig, there is no 'a') anyway so at first I basically hung around the hacking section and payed absolutely no attention whatsoever to any other forum other than Emulation. I was determined to try my hand at this hacking business. I kept at it for about the first 5 months I was here before finally telling myself that I will never get scripting or any of that and that my only talent for hacking was mapping and anyone can do that.

so I began looking at the other forums in the Creative Discussion page and found the graphics and photography section and began to become active in there. I started creating banners and other stuff and opened a couple shops though only 2 people ever requested from me (one of which is now a mod in movesets and strategies) so I took the hint that I was not what this forum wanted in the way of banner designer.

So I began looking around the forums again trying to find my place. I had finally expanded the forum header for Off-topic Chat and began posting a couple times in the DCC where I met probably the nicest people here and where I really began to interact with some of the staff and got to know them a little better. after a little while I began to think of this place as not just a forum, but as my way of getting out and talking to people outside of work. you see, all of my friends are in different states and I don;t get to speak with them often and every house around mine is a business, so there's really not many people to hang out with.

This place became my home on the internet, so I figured I'd help it out to stay as wonderful as it is so I donated a few bucks from my paycheck and became a supporter. I received the purple name and the perks that came with it, but it didn't make me popular. I was still relatively unknown until I really started posting more in the DCC and interacting more. so I began to do just that.

So everything was moving along smoothly an then some little n00b started boasting in the donation thread about how he was going to top the list and become Oh so popular by doing that. So I set the little n00b straight. and now he's like the most popular member around. whodathunkit.

well anyway that leads up til now. what does the future hold? If I knew I'd be on the news and good morning america and other junk I don't watch unless I want to nap.

OK so now that I've said all of this I want all runts who aren't related to me to get offa my lawn before I taze you! GO! :laugh: ZAP! :laugh:

Chikara
April 23rd, 2008, 07:35 PM
It's sad how I choose to do this over my homework >_>
Mine's short. Mostly because my internet history started with PC :/

K umm... PC was my first forum ever, and I joined on October 19, 2004. I don't even remember my reasons for joining, I think I googled something at school, and BAM there was PC. All I remember from back then was being numbers in my name, and being a nooblet. People enjoy bringing up my noob days. And they all seemed to start enjoying it around the same time... Hmmm....

I was quite the little pairing <insert adjective> way back then. This was because I didn't understand what pairing meant, and when I asked, the people didn't know either so I just did it XD;

Then I learned and stayed unpaired for a few months ._.;
THEN CAME MY JAPANESE MUSIC ADDICTION YEARS. They're still here, but they started in 2006 with my friend gave my a CD with the Inuyasha and Yugioh songs. I was amazed at hoe effing awesome all the songs were. From then on, it's almost all I listen to, but I'm broadening my horizons. I started listening to some Chinese, Korean, and Spanish music, but after I while, I went back to Japanese. I dunno, they just have a different way of playing I guess :/

Somewhere during this time, I met my besite, Arisa. We were NOOBS <3
We met in the Fruits Basket fanclub, back when I bolded all my posts(ew), and we talked a little through private messages, and because excellant friends through AIM. Then we stopped talking and I (I'll admit) completely forgot who she was until we started talking again one day XD;

I THINK this was the friendship that put me in the chat with Marz, Harmony, Murderface, Aere, and others. Maybe after... an hour in that chat Harmony suggested me and Marz pair up, and neither of us really CARED at all, so we were like "lol k" and got paired. We survived to halfway up the pairing list (go us <3) and then we like... stopped being paired so I would be thrown at Murderface to be paired with him, and that didn't work out (I don't even know what happened). Me and Marz got paired AGAIN.

Drama happened, and I thought he was gone, so I took him out of my sig a few hours after everything happened. Then I was paired with Aere. I always mess up how that happened, so I won't go into it >_<

Um.

I love how more than half my history is my stupid pairing history XD;

Cherrim
April 23rd, 2008, 08:31 PM
Oh god don't link to that post. It has so many typos and smilies and I must've been high on something. And why on earth couldn't I spell "bulletin" properly? Wow, jeez I guess I was kind of a noob even when I joined PC. I thought I was better. :( *shot*

So uh, let's see. That last post was posted in 2003 and it's been 5 years since then. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=48102&postcount=25) Amazingly enough, I don't have THAT much history. Following that post, I was a member at my forums, PC, and TPM. I think something happened to my boards and they went down again, or I just closed them because of inactivity--I don't even remember at this point. All I know is they don't exist anymore and I don't care, haha.

Anyway, with my S-Mod spot and everything, I ended up focusing all of my time on PC and as a result, started visiting TPM less and less. It got to the point where I would get on for a few minutes everyday and not post anywhere so I was eventually demodded. That kind of bummed me but... hey, I like PC better anyway. :x

So PC drama happened, and probably more drama. And somewhere along the line I got fed up with S-Mod and certain drama and school and... lots of things. And I quit/left the staff for a while. Haha, that lasted like 3 weeks or something because I came back. I felt too guilty to take my S-Mod spot back, so I asked to mod Other Chat and also Webmaster's Discussion since I was used to both areas and they both needed a mod, iirc. Unfortunately, that sparked a ton of drama in WD because I wasn't one of the regulars. Even though it was the forum that made me join PC way back the first time. Wtf, guys. >:O But anyway, a few days later I just took my S-Mod spot back.

Somewhere in there, I got promoted to Praetor. And then I got promoted to Staff Admin soon after. And then there were lots of staff fights that Jorfe alluded to. And probably lots of other things happened, but it's all blurred together. I donated somewhere in there, and then quit alongside Jorfe on April 1 of last year because PC had lost its spark.

Of course, that change was just what I needed and I stayed active and reported like crazy and went insane any time a mod took too long to get to threads I'd found. Not to mention I still couldn't avoid all the staff drama because my best friends are mostly staff. So... yeah. I kind of asked to come back at some point and came back as Assistant Admin because again I felt too guilty to ask for my old spot. And then got promoted back to this spot so now I won't ever leave again. That's pretty much it as far as PC goes. I mean, I've reached the top of the ranks and now I just have to sit back, chill, and close a thread every now and then and I'm good for eternity. |D

So other forums... I've joined a few belonging to friends over the years and I think I started another forum and abandoned it. The only board I'm even slightly active on aside from PC though is Morkula's forums. Otherwise I've moved onto LJ to get my fandom fix, since it's all in one place. For some reason, I just cannot find a place aside from PC that draws me in so well. I'd need one hell of a reason to latch onto a new home forum and switch from PC. Probably something like PC dying completely.

Oh well. Until the next thread, then~

Shadowfaith
April 24th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Let's see, My forum life began sometime in 2000 when I joined a now closed Pokemon Forum called Bayleaf's Garden. I was eleven years old when they modded me in a forum of about 4000. I remained Moderator untill the forum was mysteriously closed sometime in 2003.
Having absolutely nowhere to go, I found my way on to Serebiiforums. In March of 2005, Serebiiforums was down, and I really didn't understand why ( noob at the time xD ), so I joined Pokecommunity to ask Shadowfaith why Serebiiforums was down ( I lol at this now ).

So the entire reason I joined Pokecommunity was to ask a Noobish Question about a crappy Pokemon forum.

Sometime around 2007 I completely stopped going to Serebiiforums and made Pokecommunity my official home forum. I was extremely angry at the mods of Serebii for misinterpreting the rules with their own guidelines ( I was given an infraction for spam, even though I was making a relative post in my own thread ).

In February of 2008, I was given moderator status at the Pokemon Acanthite Forums for my Veteran Member status, my good behavior, and me never receiving an infraction for the two years I was with the project.

Who knows what the future will hold?

Wow, guess it wasn't as long as I thought it would be x3

XD I remember that...and SPPF is 10x worse XP

Let's see, I started of at he PKMN forums under the name RagingDragon where there was pretty much little to no activity and being a N00b (Yes a N00b) I got into a little trouble here and there. I was friends with a guy who's username I really can't remember and he was getting board of the PKMN forums and linked me to SPPF. So to keep in touch with him I joined as Raging Dragon (and later Strider) and took an instant liking to the RPG section. I don't know how because I had never RPGed before, I just did. I sucked at the first point, but because SPPF wasn't really that strict back in 2003 I got away will my dinky little post and RPGed alot with two forum members in particular (Eevee Trainer and Yami Ryu), we were really close friends and we started up an RPG together which was just some weird fantasy/adventrue story. Yami Ryu got modded in the RPG section and then things started to get a little stricter. Yami told us we couldn't keep doing the small posts and that we had to lengthen them and add more description. I still failed pretty miserably at it, but they were enough in length not to get me banned XP

Anyways, that carried on for about a year an a half I think and me and ET got better and better at RPGing, soon made a mew more friends there and I joined the Eeveelution club hat was Run by Eevee at the time. After a while Eevee became inactive and left two good friends of mine: Fab and Vaporeon Splash in charge of the club. I was really active because at the time I was pretty much in love with Vaporeon (the Pokemon) lol and I made my way up the ranks there and decided to join a few more clubs. In that year and a half, Yami and ET both disappeared after the Crash and then Re-start and then I was made RPG mod along with Lily Pichu (Lily here) and I think it was me, Lily, PorygonX and Dias that ran that place from then on. Made a few rules and RPG's there and the Eveelution club also got passed down to me and I was really happy to tell the truth =D I had no friends in real life so the internet was basically my home and I got told off alot for being on the comuter too much.

After a while I was modded at Clubs and Games, dispite the fact that I had no interest in teh Games section, so it wasn't long before I was asked to be de-modded there. In about 2005 I made an account here after looking up 'Pokemon Forums' on Google. I went by the name of Cursed Wolf then and my life here was short lived becase I couldn't get into it first time around. I went back to SPPF and carried on with life there. In about 2005/6 I was modded in Fanart and Alt Anime where I started the Bishy thread and that took off rather nicely. I gave Pkmncommunity another chance and went under the name RaginDragon here, I met some of y old friends that had left SPPF for here because it was getting to strict and I think in the same year I was modded in RPG's here to. I started the Bishy thread, which has now been completely taken over and has had god knows how many re-starts and I changed my name to Strider and then Shadowfaith on both forums (which I have mostly kept over the past two years, give or take a few name changes). When I got a job I loved at the end of 2006, I became completely inactive and half way through 2007 I had to ask to be de-modded both here and SPPF and I handed over control of Eeveelution Evolution mark II and III to Sapphire Dewgon.

I returned now and again to SPPF and Pkmncommunity, but soon I grew away from forums and abandoned them both. When I came back at the start of 2008 I saw that SD had become inactive and so I revived my account and handed over control of the club to Chatsy and asked for my job back as Mod at SPPF, now I'm only in charge of RPG which suits me fine. Only last week Chatsy announced that she would not return to the club and the Eeveelution Mark VI was passed on to Angeling at SPPF and I suppose here I am now.

I did go to a few other forums in my life which included:

The Turks.net: 2004 where I went by the name of Red XIII. It was a club dedicated to roleplaying mostly as Shinra Opratives and FFVII characters. Great fun but it went under after about a year or so due to inactivity.

Adventchildren: I was quite teh active member and again known as Shadowfaith. I was a member of Renegades of the Appocalypse and was more into general FFVII tlak than the roleplay area.

FinalFantasyForums: I was admin there for a short while before my inactivity in 2006 and tehn was demoded to Glob mod and then finally completely demodded. I went back there and was quite keen on the RPG section, but finally lost interest.

And there were a few others, but they were only minor ones. XP

Binary
April 24th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Wow, interesting topic :3

It was about August. I was really getting bored, I wanted to do something new. That time, I didn't even know what a forum was XD. I was already a big fan of pokemon. Then I went to some other sites which I found via google. I joined a pokemon forum waaaay back. I even forgot its name. Soon I became interested in rom hacking. In one of the sigs of my companion friend on the other forum. I saw "Pokemon Ice" a hack by Jeremy. I got interested in it and then clicked on the siggy. Yeah it linked me to this holy place called "Pokecommunity", PC in short. I read about the hack and I loved it. I hang around for some time and decided to join.

I didn't even know what to put as my Name in the registration, I was a total n00b. When I got registered, I made a thread in the New users welcome area. The thread was really newbish, I'm feeling so embarassed about the thread right now. I got about 5 replies, and I also replied really newbish replies at the same time. I didn't even read the rules at first, but then I knew it was important. If I hadn't read them, I'd be making spam and would have already got kicked out of this place XD. I tried gaining more knowledge here, nobody helped me at first -_- It was damn boring in the new days. I just hang around making really newbish posts, you should've seen them.

But then I started paying all my attention to this forums. I first wanted to make as many posts as I could. Well, you've got to admit, it's the aim of every newb XD. I wanted to be active and make friends. And so, I made some friends and now I enjoy this forums!
Thats about it XD
And it's all been pretty good since then.

Kyoko
April 24th, 2008, 09:59 AM
Alright, my forum life really isn't that interesting but like, I'm home pretty early and need stuff to do XD; Most of this revolves around where I posted and how I met my friends :>

It all started when I joined sppf to read fanfiction and I really liked the whole forum idea and being able to talk to people who liked the same stuff as you. So I googled pokemon fanfiction and got a link to this forum. It was February 11th 2006 and I decided why not join this place too? :o So I created the account "KyokoButterfly15" and lingered around fanfics. I met my first friend DestineyOfAsh through my welcome thread and we'd pm eachother a lot. It was fun <3 I wanted to pm and get to know more people so I went into MCG.

I started a club called "The Drew and the Co-ordinators club" and people joined, but I only became friends with about 4 of them there XD Two weeks after joining and opening my club I got a pm from one of my other first forum friends, DreamBandit298 (Aere now) and he wanted to get paired and LOL we really didn't know what it was or if we should put it in our sigs or not, we just knew others were doing it XDD; So yeah, Jeffoo was my first pair and the person I've been friends with longest on PC <3

I began making more clubs and this is how I met my other best friend Teresa/Chikara 8D I was terrified of her because I was a big nooby and I thought she hated me because I was such a noob. I'd chatspeak everything and abuse graphical smilies, etc. But! As it turned out, she didn't totally hate me and we began talking, then stopped, then randomly started again :D Through clubs I met my other really great friends such as: Mayz (though we really didn't talk too much until we met in a group chat on msn and through a couple of PMs, I just posted in his club EVEN THOUGH YOU IGNORED ME FOR A WEEK MEANIE ;;) Klippy (Oh looooooool. We met through Ryan's fanclub. I was Ryan's PC mom and Klippy was his PC dad. We began talking about that and ecided to be ex-husband and wife. 2 years later we worked out our differences (b")b), Midori Chi (I met her in the manga creation club first I believe then I joined her fc and she became my sister in law <3), Emma (She commented one of my fanfictions so I joined her fanclub for fun \o/ Again, didn't start really talking until msn XD), Shirosaki (I met him in Emma's fc and thought he was freakishly cool so I had to join his fanclub), etc.

I met my 2nd pair, Ullion, in a club as well. We both posted in the foriegn language fanclub and we both were learning french. I'd talk to him a bit in there and one day he decided to join my fanclub. We started talking waaay more there and through PMs (this goes back to those bad days I didn't have msn :'D). Eventually he asked me to get paired and we lasted for quite some time o_o

I finally got msn and got back into touch with all my old friends I hadn't seen on PC in forever (mainly Klippy and Shirosaki, it had been almost a year since I talked to them last). I met A TON of othe people that way. I met my current close friends: Harmony, Midnight Beat and Murderface because of it <3333 and a bunch of other people too of course.

My third and current pair Kouyuu, I met in group chat. I had seen him around (aka at Teresa's graphic shop) and he seemed cool. I added him to msn and like, 3 days later after barely knowing him, asked him to be paired XD; He said ya obviously but I still thought it was kinda funny.

I also began posting around MCG a bit less and just lurked around ovp and oc and would post from timt to time. Then I think in February of this year I tried leaving. I sent all my friends goodbye PMs and everything DD: That lasted two weeks and I couldn't stand the thought of not talking to any of my friends anymore. So, I came back :> PC is just too cool ;;

Though I really haven't done much on here, I still met some of the best friends everrrrr and that's a big part of my forum life <3 Also...idk if this counts for the forum but I met a lot of cool members through LJ like, Amachi, Sachi etc.

That's it \o/

WAIT, MY FORUM LIFE WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT ALL MY USERNAMES: KyokoButterfly15, *Princess Seraphia*, Takara, Kyoko, Satsuki, Kyoko and now Arisa.

Cookie luvs Green
April 24th, 2008, 10:07 AM
GOLLY YOU GUYS. SITTING HERE WRITING A WALL OF TEXT ABOUT YOUR MYSTERIOUS LIVES HERE AT THE FORUM.

HERE'S ME IN A NUTTER'S SHELL:

I realized that the first time I found this place was because I found a few signatures in random areas having ~TRAINER CARD PIXELZ ^_^~ I wanted to make one too. ): So I searched it up and have a thread here bookmarked. This was around 2003-2004.

Later, I found my ~secret luver, Green~ in a DA desktop screenshot in 05. I spazzed and snatched the ~title~ of the manga and searched it up. I found a thread here that has scans going on. (Which, whenever I look up the area right now it makes me weep with happiness that you guys have done a lot since then.) I lurked and joined.

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNND BORING STUFF HAPPENED. WHY WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED READING ABOUT ME:

I then started to switch between forums. I made a thread in the art gallery with my disgusting stuff that is extremely disgusting right now. I was actually planning to be more active in Serebii, but the reason why I stayed here is because of Mr. Sigglepogologous. She was nice and I liked it and blahblahblah
Eventually I PMed her with an urge to get to know her a bit more
(That is a lie, she PMed me to know why is my profile piccu so sexy.)

So I stuck here. Because of her again, I found ~the magical, mushroom chatroom~ and visited there for quite awhile through Java. Then I used mIRC. I go there and talk there more than the forums. Thus, PEOPLE OF THE FORUMS BARELY KNOW ME.

I made friends in IRC only, pretty muchly so. It was rare for me to post around here but I do so whenever I feel tempted to. Mostly because I was too nervous to do so. Do so or what so so what to do.

I AHEM AHEM ~grew~ of course but it's more like a change of attitude, personality, etc. I think I degraded my maturity levels. Because I was strongly affected of other places I frequently visit. I cannot really talk there so the next place I could hit that hard onto is in PC World. (HARHAR)

<INSERT HERE DRAMA STUFF BECAUSE OF ME AND MY LIFE.> Right now it's probably hibernating. But during that time, I always found comfort in the chat and lurking in the forums.

Right now that I'm much better, I for some reason started to drift away from here.
I started to go back to places where I used to consider my second home. (And it's terribly satisfying.) I pop in the chatroom time to time, but because I'm lazy to.. I'm now starting to post here in the forums more often.

And the history continues !

Live in Color
April 24th, 2008, 10:23 AM
So, it was just over a year ago when I decided I wanted to join PC. I had gotten Pokemon Emerald and a Gameboy Micro for Christmas, and needed some help on things, but didn't want to use a walkthrough, so I ended up joining this site hoping to get the help I needed. Turns out I did, so I stayed just incase I needed more help. I eventually got FireRed too, which kept me here asking more questions. As you can tell, I was basically only posting in the GBA section. I wasn't new to forums though, I had been on a few others, one involved writing stories, and another was about games, such as Diablo II, Starcraft, etc.

I eventually started posting around other sections of the forum, mainly the art sections. I had my friend give me Adobe Photoshop 7, and I started making graphics using some of the help from people in the Graphics & Photography section, but I also posted in the other art section because I like drawing as well. I used to be extremely active in the Graphics & Photography section and I loved making graphics, but eventually just faded out. There was a time though, around before summer, I was starting to get bored so I didn't visit the site anymore, but when summer came around I got bored and came back.

So after a little while I started being a noob and posting in the Wireless Trades section hoping to complete my pokeydecks. I had gotten Pokemon Diamond for my birthday right before summer. :D I had already made a few friends here, but it wasn't until I'd started posting in Other Chat and OVP. Then I really started meeting new people and posting a lot more. I didn't start being active in OC or OVP until a few months ago, and before that I was on another break from PC. I tried leaving one time, forever, but I failed because I loved the friends I met on here.

And as for the majority of my friends it started out one day... I decided to add people to my MSN without even really talking to them, Karli, Resa, etc. and we just kept talking and eventually got involved in group chats. And by eventually I mean, a matter of a day or two. XD; So, now I just constantly talk to them on MSN, and one of the first people I met through someone was Kelsey, now we're paired and have been since like... late January. \o/ It's my first pair too. XD;

It was hard trying to make some friends at first, but once I found the right ones it was awesome. \o/ I've even talked to some people on the phone, mailed them, and who can forget the wonderful Skype. :x MARZ DIS ONEZ FOR YOU, REMEMBER DA MICHAEL SKYPE CHAT XD; Anyways... here I am currently, mainly posting in the OC, OVP and Graphics & Photography sections. I'm not as active as I once was, but I've managed to stick around here for a year, and accumulate over 1000 posts. :D

EDIT: Oh yeah, and at first I registered here with the username Blazed... then I found out that to be "blazed" means to be high. XD So I decided to change that one right away. The next username change was Lemonade because it was summer time I think and I felt like a glass of Lemonade at the moment. XD; When I had the username Lemonade is when I started getting involved with graphics basically. After getting bored of Lemonade I got a name change to Relyt, which is Tyler spelled backwards. I thought it was pretty creative, and some people are telling me to go back to it. Current username is Kouyuu, which means "friend" in Japanese. I like the way it sounds (Koy-yoo) I think... XD; If I decide to get a name change again I might just go back to Relyt, seeing as I've made a reserve account. ;D

Tamaki
April 24th, 2008, 03:55 PM
I still remember when I first came to PC <3

It was the beginning of August, and I thought it would be cool to join a forum. That's... really about it for the reason I joined. x3

My original name was "gonbeneko25" (my adorable noob name x3) since I love Munchlax, and cats, and my birthday is 2/5. My very first friend was the super special awesome XAIRMO <333

Sometime between then and now I changed my name to Neko-chan, then Koneko♥ But the ♥ made the line under my username all screwed up, so I went with ~Koneko.

Now I have lots of friends al ILY ALL <3333

Sammi
April 24th, 2008, 07:20 PM
This is the tl;dr history of that girl named Sammi \o/

So. 2004. It was the second semester of my freshman year of high school. I'd been getting into this lovely thing called the Internet. I used the parent's computer at first, but they hate the kids using it, so I migrated to mooching off of my sister, when she wasn't using it. At first, I just read Pokemon fansites and typed up my terrible fanfiction, which was the predecessor of what I write today. Eventually, I checked SPP daily, because SPP was good about daily updates. one day, I was like "what's this forum thing?" so I clicked and joined the same day, if I remember correctly. I hung out around games for awhile, where I met Angela (Haine Togu), who was obsessed with Ash at the time. That kind of brought us together. We started PMing each other and stuff, and eventually, she got me MSN, where I started getting Ash pictures. I hate to admit it, but I probably had a crush on Ash... --; Despite the fact I abused him in my fanfics, haha. After awhile, I went to the spriting section of SPPF. It was then I was like "I WANT TO BE A MOD SO BAD." I reported the most trivial of things back then. I was so embarrassed when I accidentally posted in the wrong thread, despite that I deleted the post. Oh no, my perfect record!! I met a few other friends there, one of which was pair 1 of 2, a guy named Paul. We were close friends back then. Those days on MSN were so much fun. Pity we don't talk anymore. I also met another guy named Ben, who was awesome. Wonder what happened to him.

ANYWAY!

One day, Angela linked me to a thread at PC about a copied Misty fanclub. I was like "what's this forum?" I'd seen others, but not as big as SPPF. I think she said it was PC. I don't think I joined that day, but one day, I was like "I'm gonna join and post in your Ash fanclub, Angela ^_^" I joined as nayana_1120, the name and birth date of my first original character of my Pokemon fanfics. I'd originally used sammi-san, but I wanted to try out nayana_1120, for some reason beyond me. It's one of my friends now. ;D The first day and a few days afterward, I posted a welcome thread, posted around in a few random topics, and of course, went to the Ash fanclub! But after a few days, my PC browsing habits turned into going to the Ash fanclub once a week at best.

After awhile, around September of 2004, I was getting tired of SPPF; I guess I was finally realizing the forum wasn't the best place on the Internet. I came back to PC on a semi-regular basis. At first, I hung out at Home of the Sprites, since I was still big into spriting. I was really anal about reviews back then, which resulted in posts like "lol I like it - Spam, right? (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=19464) and this gem here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=527209&postcount=591). What the hell, Sammi. D: I was still in my "I WANNA MOD!!11one" phase, so I kept wondering if I'd ever mod there. But I got tired of HotS, because back in the day, it was 95% request threads, which I couldn't review in. So... I think I was in games for awhile, since I'd posted there in SPPF. I posted welcome posts when I saw someone from the Forum of Evil™ about how cool we were. I kept tabs on CQ&F to see what was going on. A lot of drama from those days I wasn't directly involved with; I just listened from there. It's a little blurry for awhile, but I eventually stopped posting in the Ash club and HotS. I started really getting obsessed with modding, so much so, I expected to click on a congrats thread in CQ&F and see my name there. XD; Angela got modded after awhile. I tried running in one of PC's elections, but I was lucky to get, like, three votes in the preliminaries.

I stopped posting as often as I used to, but I'm not entirely sure when. One day, I was like "I need to post more. Where should I go?" And then I saw OVP. Very easy place to post -- just answer the question! And there's just enough activity to keep coming back. So it became my home, and still is, to a certain extent. It's kind of funny what random things I remember about that forum. \m/ Shortly after I started posting around there, I think, I wanted a name change. This was back in the day when you had to re-join for a name change, so I made my current account and became sammi-san again. Of course, I was still stuck in my I WANNA BE A MOD SO BAAAAAAAAAAD phase, so my new target forum was OVP. However, there were much more mature people than me back then, thank god. As time went by, I got over my mod craze. I just kept hanging around OVP, reporting things as they came up. I didn't make any good friends in this point of time; I was never really good about making friends. I think I was lucky to get a PM or two from someone. If I made friends, it was over at PI, the only other forum I halfway frequent and post at these days. By this point, I hardly talked with anyone from my old days. Kind of lonely, now that I think about it, but I got my kicks from posting in OVP.

So. November 2005. Wait, it was only that short...? Ah, well. Kaga gets promoted to s-mod. Me, being the pessimist, expected someone else to mod. I even had the possible candidates. Then, one day, I noticed Bobby (who was AA at this point!) stalking my profile while I stalked the Who's Online list. I thought something was up. Then Erica PM'd me asking to be a mod. I still have that PM saved, haha. XD; I was happy. But I wanted to quit within the first month. Back then, we were a bit more stricter about the random poll rule, so I was like "random or not? ;~;", which stressed me out. I bothered Kaga with so much. I was much more mature than before, but I was still so... noobish, I suppose. I still cringe at a few posts from back then. XD; I got serious with my job, so much so, I started breaking the one hour of computer a day rule my parents had put on me ages ago. (I never got in trouble for it, either. Score!) I started making more friends, some staff (Siggy and Scizz were fun to goof off with back in the day), some not (I PM'd quite a few people then). In January? 2006, NU/W was modless, and I volunteered for it. It was then I met one of my best friends ever right now... after he mass bumped welcome threads. D< He kept doing things wrong, I kept PMing him, telling him if he screwed up any more, I was going to warn him (I'm a lax mod when it comes to warnings). Eventually, we had a PM chain going on. We started talking on MSN; if I remember correctly, he was the one that got me back on MSN on a regular basis after ages of not using it. And we became close friends. <3

Modding went great. I still had a reporting kick, so I moved onto stalking the New Posts page and reporting stuff I saw there. May 2006, I got on PC after eating some muffins (sorry, but I can't help but think of Kylie XD) to find a mysterious new forum called the HQ. I had been s-modded in my sleep. I had a heart attack. XD; It took adjustment, but I soon grew to love my spiffy orange username. Kaga disappeared around this time. :( Things passed as normal, really. I s-modded, talked with people over IM and PM and posts, stalked OVP. I paired with Matt one day after goofing off on MSN (shame I don't have the logs). I changed my name to Nayana, which was sexy in orange. Then there was some drama in my PC life, mostly with Scizz. He was promoted, and I partied at first, as he reported EVERYTHING (he was worse than me x_x). He was cool when he was a mod, but he overworked as a s-mod. It made me insecure, because I hardly did anything, between him doing everything and me not being the most determined of people to find work.

Summer 2007 was probably the next time period of note. I had moved to Germany during my PC life (spring 2006), and I had graduated high school! I was going to the States again for college. My sister volunteered to take me over the summer. I don't own a laptop (I wanted one but got a desktop instead XD;), so I ended up getting on PC every once in awhile. That summer... it was a great change, but I was quite bored at the same time. Things were stressful for me. Eventually, things kind of boiled over. In a very sucky LJ post, I admitted I hated Scizz to the general public (especially since he got AA before me -- as you can see, I never change with promotion obsession), admitted I was jealous of Matt, who now had a (online) girlfriend he was visiting come winter (she was partially the reason I broke our pairing for a bit, too x_x; I was such a jealous girl back then!), and just... became a ball of suck. Then Erica came back as AA. You think I'd be happy, because Erica was and still is a great staffer. But no, thwarted again! I got so worked up over it, I nearly quit the staff, for the stupidest of reasons! Yeah, I was a real ball of suck back then. But once college came around, things were fine again. Scizz was eventually banned, which, terrible as it might sound, I was relieved about at the time. (I feel really bad about hating him now. XD;;) My AA obsession died down like the other obsessions I had. I got back on my usual activity levels again... until my computer broke. I hate the phone, so I never contacted HP that way, just sent them an e-mail I never replied to. Luckily, the dorm I live in has computers downstairs, so I frequented them. I eventually got my once-coveted AA spot when Erica was promoted back to SA, but I don't care enough to even remember the month it happened in. After getting AA, it was like "...I got worked up for this?" XD;

Today, I'm kind of in a rut again. I'm getting jealous of people having large groups of close friends, really. I have, let's see... two best friends right now. :D My fault for not talking much (and maybe not having MSN for so long x_x;). I'll get over it. Hopefully my impending bad summer won't result in sucky posts again.

TL;DR VERSION
Sammi joins SPPF and then PC in 2004
Goes from Home of the Sprites and some fanclubs to some welcoming to OVP
Gets obsessed with modding
Gets modded to OVP in late 2005, but after her modding craze finished
Gets added to NU/W early 2006
Makes a few good friends for the first time in ages
Gets s-modded late spring 2006
Has some drama with sort-of irrational hate, a sucky summer, and jealousy of relationships and the AA position
Eventually gets promoted to AA, doesn't care
Currently works on doing name changes in a timely fashion and has other jealousies to get over.

Mooshykris
April 24th, 2008, 11:49 PM
My forum life has been quite simple here, even though I've been here since early 2005.


I came to Pokecommunity in January 2005, originally because my friend who was banned from serebiiforums came here. Soon after, I got interested in the field of fangame making.

For about 2 years I was on and off posting in the field of fangames, running 2 projects that ultimately failed.

In 2007, I almost disappeared completely from Pokecommunity, with little reason to return, as I didn't post. I hardly posted at all throughout 2007 as time progressed.

I didn't make my full return until 2008, when I slowly started posting things in the Other Chat section. Soon after I got involved with the IRC and became friends with a few people there. My activity is slowly rising as I also started a thread about my Pokemon music remixing project, Pokemon Orchestral Arrangement.

And that's about it.


Mooshykris

Forever
May 3rd, 2008, 06:27 AM
I totally should base this on screenshots, but I can’t be stuffed. Or can I? Actually I can’t. XD;

Anyways, according to my profile, it began off on November 15th 2005. But before that, I … wanted Pokémon jukebox and kareokemon or however both are spelt. Those songs that were on at the end of Pokémon episodes, I liked them, and for some reason I couldn’t find all of the songs (I think I wanted the actual episode part, meaning whatever Pikachu or whichever Pokémon was doing at the time the song was on… if that makes sense) I think I found PC through the episode requests thread, and then made my way through that to find the first place I could to ask for the episode ending songs. This was probably… somewhere. Oh, and I signed up as simpsonqueen because it was going to be nicadogs, but I liked the Simpsons. XD I dunno, I didn’t really care about PC, and didn’t care about getting along with anyone, just as long as I got what I wanted. Though, later, I made a thread, which was pointless relating to toasted TV and Pokémon… I think that was because I might’ve wanted to… just let people forget about the other pointless, repeat threads I made. And, then there is… http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=55904, to further get through the point that I was sorry about posting wrong and stuff. XD; I seriously have no clue what else I did… but according to the threads I created, I found my way to MCG, and started creating clubs… pointless clubs. XD And then… I went to other sections, creating more pointless threads. (Basically my entire first couple of months at PC were pointless. XD) Um… what next… I forgot what comes next, the… oh, I’ll just explain it in order of remembering. XD OKAY, so, I remember my first friend was A-one. Back when there were friends lists members could type in >_> And sometime around the beginning a person randomly PMed me to pair with him… There was also three threads, the Dragonair club, and the Arcanine club… where I posted Growlithe images I think. XD Oh, and in either of the two, there was a kinda debate about what Arcanine was, dog or… tiger. There were also… ep cards. Which obviously… meant something I’ve forgotten? XD There was the club for gold, silver and crystal. I made up a guessing game within that thread, and Kylie complained that I did, so that’s when I learnt never to mix games with clubs. I think. But the answer was Miltank, obviously. Though I think I got letters mixed up and nobody knew what I was on about. Also, the person who started that thread (username forgottten) got banned, and pretended to be his sister and pretended to be his friend o_o It was funny though. Next club… um… Plusle and Minun. Created by a fan of May from Pokémon… her and… someone else were breaking rules a lot within that thread, being offtopic, etc. XD They also got into a fight and were talking about real life… and stuff like that. NEXTLY, (or probably not in order of these events) was April fools… when PC made the forum black, but I was determined to post in my subscriptions. I was like, worried or something, but it sure was exciting. Better than any other PC April fools events I’ve seen.

Sometime after that… came my FC… which is still alive-ish. Following that, was the Poochyena/Mightyena club, and meeting May and Tali. May’s n00bish banner of Altaria/Typhlosion was funny. XD; After that… well, I kinda knew Rene around the time when I joined, but mid 06 is when I basically got to know him/May/Tali. Then Jae came and… did stuff. Jae/Tali brought on the zomg stage of things… meaning, zomgies, zombies and zomg. Um… and there was also spelling vegemite then, and wanting to get a showbag of vegemite at the royal show. XD; Who else from around then? Oh yeah, meeting Kenji, which didn’t mean as much as Tali, etc then. And, somewhere towards the end of 06, PC wasn’t working for a while, and May asked me to get Jae’s email (or was it Tali… wait, probably May) and, while PC wasn’t working, May got her dog, Misty. XD; I thought you’d all be interested by that. Anyways, sometime… in… whenever, Tali got Skype, and expected all of us to get it too. Which we did, but then she couldn’t talk to us on it anymore. D: Because of her parents, because of that, I decided to get BF a cbox, (which was created august 2006) I got this because I wanted to talk to Tali directly… um… okay, on October… well, between the 10th and 20th, Jae left MCG, which eventually led to us following him to the DCC. I also got my username changed for the first time to ×× Nica ××… Oh, and at some point, for some reason, I met Macy too. OH, and at BF: We had a Christmas party, it was fun. May, Tali, etc attended. We made graphics for a thread, though all I offered was… pictures of my animals. XD 365 people world… which only had about two people… but yeah, about January 2007, Tali and I decided to try speed posting etc, to raise our DCC post counts. We were successful at raising it until Jolty and Matt teamed up to take us on… and we lost that. Okay, 7th of January… Jolty PMed Tali and I, telling us not to post in the DCC… but that didn’t stop anything, so we continued posting, but way less. Following that, we came into the interesting stuff… okay, first was Shayla, who posted in Tali’s FC thinking she was an Altaria or something. XD That was awesome. Next, Marz PMing me to post in his Espeon club… (26th of feb btw… I’d go find other dates for other events, but it takes too long to look for. XD) Then there was the Lugia in banner thing… skipping to April… well, April fools sucked. XD Then… 5th of April – 10000 posts. Also, I got a new account, ditching my main one, the new account name was Kawaii. April 28 – BF got 100 members. 8D Oh, and I got into trouble on my birthday. XD Then… stupid ebil xylophones. May 20th – Used the Tali one month inactive banner (even though she was inactive for a month the next day… XD)

May 22nd… Tali said she’d come back to PC, though sadly on May 23rd she said she wouldn’t be back ever again. WELL GUESS WHAT? SHE WAS WRONG. Which I’m glad about :D Second pair. I made 2007’s June DCC (The second last monthly one.) Another pair… Ryouki bet I couldn’t survive not using XD for a week…and in June also, TCTI got created, which was really the remake of the never ending counting game, but we’re not talking about remakes of previous threads. XD And it only got created cause I couldn’t be stuffed to, and asked Mage to create it for me. XD; I made a poll in that months DCC for a reason… XD Also in this same month, I created the Police-y Staff, which is a story about the staff being police. (Well, not all, cause some weren’t… and it was incorrect a lot of the time, so I needed to keep editing usernames etc in the story. XD;) Made a graphics shop sometime around then… just dunno when. July 12-th, left PC as a joke… returned July 14 (This is called July fools cause of… yeah.) The Police-y Staff also had a new version, new members, it was bad, and mainly because of the poisonous full stop idea that wasn’t even my idea. XD Um, a song about PC… XD Changed username to Nica-chan, which was copying Tali basically. XD Sometime… I also came up with pairings of people that don’t match. TPOT appeared at BF… which was important at the time because… of something. It got people re-interested in BF and, later on TPOT was thought to be psychic or either understood me. Which was strange at the time, because… not many people understand me. XD; Cookie party idea thing. XD I made a quiz about The Police-y Staff, Rene answered that the year it was set in was June, but too bad for him, he lost the quiz and Went won it… with only two participants. XD Username change to Nica-chan³, which didn’t last many hours. In October, stupid idea for the squared club being created, copying the cubed idea… Went was the only one to agree to doing so. Astrid said eating with her family is romantic. Physital… TSA being a password to the world of anime… PC tax return… XD In November, I got TCTI’s 10000th post. Tali was online! I created pokmns r the rulerz for TCTI specifically. On the last day of November, paired with Kenji. December… username change back to simpsonqueen. Also said that TSA’s suicide was true… my FC got closed because of Shika. XD The day before Christmas, Tali properly returned. And I also made up a screenshot of her returning on a Monday, which she did. Made TCTI FC. XD Cedrik… at BF said he had a daughter. Pachi’s and Bellossoms. PC was hacked by these people… it was funny. XD I created an account called Bellossom… which had swapped username with HFK… so therefore, Bellossom became xx Nica2 xx. I quit PC (But actually I returned… over a month later.) On the 27th of January, HFK came into existance (my username) In February… I posted in BF’s cbox that I’d return to PC, but then Went screenied, meaning I had to. On the 18th of feb… (well, the day before I used Kenji’s account to view PC) Went wanted me to post on PC so he gave me his password to post on PC on his account. And… Midnight Winged (I think) didn’t believe it was me. So yeah, later on that day I returned. Quad-Triple-y²… March 25th, got 20000 in TCTI though dedicated the post to Went cause he wanted it or something. Forgot. Spamming on someone’s forum for the fun of it… XD Another account, ayepreel-fyewls, on April fools. XD YunaDances x munna idea… got support, and then they got together. Oh, and at some point in April, another account, Fifailre. YunaDances came up with Nica x Went to counter YunaDances x munna. Bridget created Came as opposite of Went, but I didn’t think that was the real opposite, so I created Arrived. And… Devil. XD Akari said she was the God of Went and I. So then I paired with Went. Germaneze… the dead dog that is non-existant.

AND THAT’S MY PC LIFE UP UNTIL NOW. I’ve been meaning to reply to this for a while… and… yeah. I probably forgot stuff too... but I tried to include the important stuffs XD;

conicteam
May 3rd, 2008, 12:09 PM
My story begins 2 or 3 years ago at Duongens of Storms (A sonic, Pokemon, Rockman, Yugioh, Yu Yu Hakashu fan site) and I joined under the name of BeatlesFan247. I got a crowd there with little posts, that was the only fourum that I've been in in which I admitted that I had Aspergers Disorder (Google it). After that, I made an account on youtube called conicteamtv using my one man organiztion name, conicteam, but before that, I had one called haoxfun247, and I deleted that account. Before I joined MFG, I joined 1emulation and fooled them into thinking that I was John Travolta, but I ended that trick after a few posts. I then joined MFG once I got into Mugen, but after about 2 months, a user condsidered for me to go to IMT. The crowd was very kind and suportive.

A year later, I joined Nintendo Worlds Wi-Fi forum. I then joined the forum I post in today, but some of those forums I still post in.

Mooshykris
May 5th, 2008, 09:04 PM
I quickly take notice that I'm the only one with absolutely no history here.

Usagi-Chan~
May 8th, 2008, 03:03 PM
My PC life began at about August 07' when I joined as treeko3605, a young noob. It all started when I joined my first rp made by Lash. I was denied because of my atroshish spelling, mainly cause I needed help with spell check. I held a grudge that made me leave for two or so months. Then I started my own RP which was sucsesful. Then, or so I thought Lash and I made up, It was like nothing ever happened. But he lied. Then in late December we had a fight because of that lie. Later on, out of spitefulness I called his birthday crappy( if you read this,sorry again), so I got in trouble with mods but then Lash and made up after we both confessed we had family problems. Then in early February I changed my name and became an pair with tsuchi-chan. Which is about all. On a side note I also joined a now dead Naruto RP.

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
May 8th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Back on '04, I was looking for tips on Pokémon Ruby and was directed to PC by a friend whose username in the forum was Golden Groudon. I was a young fellow eager to make friends aswell, and met lots of people. I made great friends with Sachi, Castrainer, John (sugarPUNK) at first. Then time passed on and I lost interest as many of my comrades had left. I got disconnected for a while.

When I came back, I met oni_flygon, who shared many of my interests in music and life in general, as well as PC. He was a mod at the time, but quickly became an s-mod and then an AA before quitting shortly after. His spots on OW and OE were free then, and I was somehow considered and chosen to mod them the last day of '06. I agreed. oni is still probably the best comrade I've had in my online life.

After a couple of months I think, I was offered Pokémon Fan Fiction aswell. I tried to develop new rules for my forums as well as higher stantards on writing and strictness as a moderator, which got me many n00b haters for a while.

Things had been normal until around October of last year, when OVP was taken care of by Sammi and the whole Poll Of The Week thing was going on. I wanted to help her so I offered to take OVP as well, but I was promoted to orange a few days later instead.

Since then, It's been pretty much trying to improve stuff here and there around the forum withany help I can provide. I've been somewhat inactive the last few months, though.

zel 2.0
May 9th, 2008, 04:58 AM
I wonder if I can write as much as you people... Let's see...
NOTE: Please refrain from reading this if you dont like stories about videogames, videogame making, or rom hacking. This one is filled with a lot of that.

---INTRODUCTION: What was I doing before discovering Pokecommunity?

I was always attracted to videogames, specially those where you can edit stuff. And, out of those games, I always loved RPGs. That's why as soon as I got a computer, I searched for them and I ended up discovering the world of RPG Maker 95, I was probably 11 at that time. It was good but it really didnt fit my needs.
Then, RPGM2000 came out and I started to have so much fun with it!

So, I searched web pages around and found a lot of games made with RPGM2000. That motivated me to keep working on some project and finish it. The bad thing was: I lacked the courage to show my work, so in the end, I left my projects abandoned to always start a new one.
However, I kept at it, and, even when the 2003 version of RPGM came out, I still was hooked to 2000, dont know why.

Now, where does Pokemon fit in? I think I played Red in an emulated version a lot of years ago. It was a freaking awesome RPG, then the series came out and it was good as well (at that time, then we know what Nintendo did with everything), anyway, while Pokemon was becoming more famous, I kept working on many failed projects for RPGM. Then, the idea of making a Pokemon version out of RPGM crossed my mind, so I started to work on it. It was going good, till...

---PART2: How did I discover Pokecommunity?

...I dont remember which forum was, but there was a post which said "rom hacks are better than RPGM games". I felt so insulted by then, that I had to prove the post wrong. That's what motivated me to search for "rom hacks" around the web.
I think it was around the end of 2004-start of 2005 when I found the first rom hacks, they were for GB, and one of them was Pokémon Brown, by someone called Coolboyman. The game was quite different from the original, so I thought... "hey, this looks interesting, let's search a bit more..."
So, I started to look for places with rom hacks. And Pokecommunity was one of those random places that search engines gives you as results. So, I took a look around, and, apparently, GBC hacking had already started (while GBA hacking was at its diapers), changing some texts, and maps, mainly (there was people still looking for mapa data to add to Gold Map ^^)

By that time I was just another lurker, never really joined, looking at everything and downloading some tools. I tried to make my own GBC hack, but, well, since I couldnt make as much as I wanted, it also ended up as another failure. That's when I decided to give my Pokemon-like RPGM game another chance, forgetting about Pokecommunity.

And that continued till the first months of 2006...

---PART3: The real "joinage" to Pokecommunity!

You find me again, looking for more rom hacks (after being bored of playing RS, and a bit bored of RPGM). Apparently GBA hacking was doing great, and I found the first finished GBA rom hack: Pokemon Quartz, by Baro. Again, I saw it as something really interesting and that's what brought the name "Pokecommunity" back to my mind. After a while of checking how the forums had changed, it seemed that there were a lot of projects around, and specially, a lot of new tools. The bad thing was that I needed to register to download some of the tools, so, reluctantly, I joined PC. Yes, I had joined a forum for the first time in my life, seriously.

My first months around PC were pretty lame, I admit it. I dont think I have posted in like, one or two months. But as I was looking at the projects, it seemed some guys were starting to work on a Gold remake for GBA. Since I always loved Gold, I became obviously attracted to those projects. I saw Christos' Liquid Ocean and specially, an event with Deoxys and thought "hey, we can do our own events? WOW!"
And, after playing As_Stars_Go_Out Gold remake, with awesome mapping, but a serious lack of scripting, I decided "alright, I want to do something like this, but scripting will be my priority and I'll do things MY own way"

And so, I embarked on the heavy task of starting my own Gold remake, of course, as usual, I was afraid of showing my work, so it took a while till I made enough work to feel some confidence. But after two months, I had enough to have a Beta ready, and enough to have more in store for later.

And that's how Shiny Gold's thread got created...

---PART4: The lurker can speak!

...Of course, it was created but it was taking a lot for it to appear... "What's going on???"
After a few days, I took some courage and PMed the only guy that seemed to be active around the Hacking area, Scizz. He replied "your images arent showing, that's why your thread didnt got approved". I didnt understand, but still, I changed the server and reposted the thread. Finally it showed up and I started to get a bunch of replies from people who, like me, always loved Gold remakes, but...

Meteor struck PC, and a heavy backup was made, deleting my thread. Oh no...

Anyway, I reposted again and that thread is still here on PC (you'll find in one of the first posts "what happened to the thread?", proof of the first thread being destroyed due to the backup... XP

Basically, after that, the whole story becomes about Shiny Gold, mainly. I probably never got out of the Rom Hacking section during the first months, but after being there for a lot of time, and, having a lot of other sections to look around, then, why dont we check'em out?

---PART5: And zel can also expand to other areas... maybe a bit?

While working on my rom hack and being mainly active at the Rom Hacking area, I started to feel interested in the Other Chat and Other Voting Polls. Then, as I made a few friends who were starting to expand themselves out of the rom hacking area as well, I found about the Member Fanclubs...

...and that's pretty much like it. Since I dont own any of the latest Nintendo consoles, I dont find any interest in the gaming area. And also, it's not like I'm a very talkative person (despite this long post, which, as you can imagine, was done first on Wordpad >.<), that's why I dont think I can really expand more than that.

Anyway, a lot of stuff (related to my hack) happens after that, like, getting stuff from someone who didnt ask permission to the original creator (I had to ask them personally), wanting to leave PC due to some frustration, getting a virus and having to restart from an old backup, closing that second thread (due to spamming) which I was highly attached to and starting the third (and current) one, and also some bad stuff like what happened on last December of which luckily it's all in the past now ^^
And of course, how can I forget the horde of friends that I've made along the way. Even two of them becoming mods! (such kind of things make me feel proud in some way)

I dont think the rest of my forum life is interesting, each time I log in, I check PMs, check my threads, check some other threads if my Uni life allows me to, and then log out. Basically, like everyone else.

---ENDING: The future is bright and shiny... Shiny Gold! >o<

All in all, I had a lot of fun since my strange joinage almost two years ago, and I'm sure I will keep having fun as long as you youngsters dont think a twenty-something guy can still fit around you :P

I'll still work on my hack till it is finished, after that, I'll plan on something else while still being active because, I said it on some other thread, to me, PC is like an addiction. Does anyone have the cure? Yeah, I thought so...

TO BE CONTINUED...

...IN A FEW YEARS ;)

Warheart
May 10th, 2008, 08:45 AM
...I would be thrown at Murderface to be paired with him, and that didn't work out (I don't even know what happened).


...I'm not even sure what happened there, actually. All I know is that it was the best damn 23 minutes of my life <3

XD alright, here's my story:

One night at about 3 AM, while intoxicated and caffine-high, I was bored, so i started playing through my fire-red game. I go stuck, and didn't know wtf to do next, so I started looking for a walkthrough of it on google. Somehow, one of the links to it brought me to this site, and I started browsing around for a while. I started posting around in the "pokemon fanclubs" for a while, then passed out at my desk out of exhastion. The next day I was on my computer, and saw this website in my IE history, and was all like "...wtf?" and clicked back into it. I had nothing else to do atm, and just started browsing around a bit. I was posting in some Poke-fanclub like some little newb, and met up with DarkIllusion. We started talking for a bit about just...random poke-related crap (y'know, the whole "LOL I LEIK MUDKIPZ" shizz), and she intruduced me to Marz.

...We hated eachother at first, but started growing on eachother, and began to talk more after that. That's when I met "Kikyo" (or veronica, or...whatever...) in a FC Marz had made for Espeon. We started talking, then she attempted to brutally e-rape me through MSN text chat. As it turns out, she was actually someone I know who lived down the street from me, got freaked out, and blocked her. After that, me and Marz had this like, 2 hour MSN chat about how messed up it was.

Then there was FLY...oh god...FLY...I still have intense feelings for her <333

...She called me and Marz gay, then I started flirting with her. This lasted about three days, and then she eventually left this forum because of it. It was amazing. After that, I hunted her down on the "Cave of Dragonflies" forums (where I met my current pair <3), harassed her a bit more, got her LJ (which I was banned from, btw XD), and started playing "furcadia" with her. Horrible experience, btw.

XD Flash-foreward a few months later, in this time, i met some other great people, like Arisa, Harmony (Under the name "Cosmic" then. We all thought she was a dude ._.), Midnight Beat, Chikara, and Klippy (we met outside of MSN in an msn chat.). Kouyuu and I met up in the "Leaving/Absence" thread, and started talking a bit in my old FC about how much ass CoB kicks a while later.

Anyways, that's basically it, not getting into explicit detail.

wakachamo
May 25th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Wow... certainly an interesting thread. Great to hear everybody's stories and experiences in this very distinct forum. :'D

So I became interested in Ruby/Sapphire right about when it was first released. I had all the previous games, but it was in 2003 where I really became a fan of the franchise.

So, later on to 2005 where FireRed/LeafGreen were the next new thing, I found Serebii.net by doing a couple random Google searches, and then eventually SPPF. I joined, I made a few posts, broke a few rules because I was so stupid (I was 11 at that time - didn't have absolutely any idea of what the world was like XD), and, coincidentally, found the PokéCommunity due to a fellow countrymate I found at SPPF - QFred.

So yeah, I joined PC June 13th, 2005. (FG's birthday omg) Was a happy-go-lucky little nub, new to the world of the interwebs. I made a few posts, and then eventually became inactive. I became interested in gaming in general, and just moved on to other sites.

So in September, I tried paying PC a little visit... And I made the first step to making myself completely addicted to the boards.

I joined the IRC chat.

Being the suck-upish little innocent prick that I was at that time, I had never talked to an actual PC staffer before, and thought that they were comparable to like, holy messengers of God or something, so you can imagine my reaction as I first saw Signomi on the chat.

"OMAHGAWD IT'S SIGNOMI? WTF XDDDDDDDDDDD OMG GIVE ME AN AUTOGRAPH NOW HAHAHAHA"

And that very quote started me off at PC. I became a regular poster, a regular IRC chatter, and so on and so forth. For a good, solid year and a half I was making about 2 posts every day, getting involved in almost every type of conversation that was up on the forums.

Moving towards the beginning of 2007, I discovered a board called the Diamond/Pearl forum. For some reason I fell in love with it. Maybe because I was able to help people in need, to answer almost every question that was out there, or simply due to the fact that I was very, very hyped for the game itself. I dunno, I just liked hanging around there and making a couple reports every once in a while to help the mods keep it in order.

June 2007, I was promoted to moderator of the Diamond/Pearl forum. I honestly wasn't expecting it, seeing as I didn't really give a good impression out to most of the PC staffers... XD

August 2007, I screwed up. Due to something personal that had happened, I broke a severe rule and was demoted. From then on, I started going less and less to PC, until I eventually became inactive for a while. Still lurked every once in a while on the chat, mind you.

And now, I'm just... here, I guess. Apparently I can't really separate myself from this forum seeing as, like Signomi said, I've been through a lot here and it's probably the website that's really impacted me the most and shaped me to make myself who I am now.

I don't think I'll ever forget about PC, not because it's probably one of the friendliest out there, but because the friends I made here were, and still are some of the best friends I've ever made, be it online and off.

Jack O'Neill
May 25th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Even though I enlisted in June 2005, my history here actually started sometime around March of that year. One day, I asked this girl named Eliana what "PC" was, and she happily gave me the link to this forum; after doing some initial scouting as a guest, I decided to put off enlisting for a while. In June, I was given the link again, and it was then that I finally decided to get an account here. I had an initial advantage in that I actually knew some of the people here from other places; my integration into forum life here actually went smoother than most. Back then, I was quick to make new friends; before long, I was paired with someone, and I ended up with a nice little network of contacts in both the staff and the civilian population. We would spend large portions of time spamming the DCC and talking about Stargate SG-1, Tales of Symphonia, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, and whatever anime happened to be airing on Adult Swim at the time; the irony of being a member of a Pokémon forum while not being interested in Pokémon at all has not been lost on me, even after all this time. I also made some forays into roleplaying.

In May 2006, I was banned just one month shy of my first anniversary here. A friend of mine made the mistake of enlisting a few days afterwards; due to confusion over IPs and a very poor choice of words on his part, my own ban was extended until July. When I was allowed back in, I came back to find PC a slightly different place; about half of my friends had left or otherwise disappeared from the forum in the interim, and a bunch of strangers had sprouted up in their place. Blaming them for the degeneration of the forum, I steadily grew more hidebound and militant as the months passed. Finally, in October 2006, things finally came to a head, and in the span of just a few minutes, I had lost everything. I was supposed to have been banned for just three months; however, due to the involvement of that "friend," I ended up getting banned for half a year.

When that second ban was lifted in March 2007, I just decided to keep my head down and try to covertly rebuild what little reputation I had left. However, I was quickly found out by some of the members who still remembered me; that exposure proved to be of little consequence, though, as the vast majority of members here just don't give a damn about their predecessors. I've managed to rebuild to some degree by getting myself a new pair and some new friends; however, I think I've made even more enemies in the time since my return, and many of those people are either in the staff or otherwise enjoy a great degree of popularity amongst the rest of the population.

Hazuki
May 25th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Ah well I don't mind sharing. It's been a while too...

Anways, I joined a Pokemon forum, not this one, Serebi. I joined it because I thought it would be a fun place to be. I think I joined around Aug. 2006. I will refrain from revealing my identity at SPPf, so please do not ask. Anyways, at SPPf, I remember my most favorite thing to do there was going to this person's shop who's username was Amazingkiss. I remember her graphics were amazing. She was the first person I looked up to when it comes to graphics. So after cruising around the Fan Art Shops area, I went into the clubs section. There I met the person how you now know as Michii (She had a different username but I will refrain from revealing her username too). She was the one who ran a club and we became really good friends after that. I even remember her giving me a Christmas present 2006 too. ^^;

So anyways, after that, Michii made a forum and I could not resist from joining. You see, at that time she was banned. And I wanted to know what was going on. So I joined and to ask her. After all of that, I spent most of my time on that forum. And on that forum, I became a mod, as well as my other friends. And we desisions on how to make this forum better ect. So a few months has past after joining Michii's forum. We even had people advertise at SPPf. And who knew? Who knew that our advertisment would lure mods in to our forum? Well even though that may not sound like a bad thing, it actually was. One mod in particular, which I have had a grudge on ever since then, always made fun of us. Always made fun of the people who were helping Michii's forum. And it was quite hard to resist, unfortunatlly, the mod told nearly all the staff to join just to make fun of us. I actually know why the mod made fun of us. 1. I believe she was suspicious when she knew my name was Kisa. As many Furuba fans know, Kisa is a character from that series. The mod had a likeing in Kisa. And the mod thought I was copying that mod. 2. One of my best friend's pair stole the mod's pair. I believe that's one of the reasons why the mod made fun of us. Now notice I did not mention the mod's name or gender because I will keep this as unrevealed for now.

After a few months, we finally got the mod off our shoulders. Until a new person came by, which I will also refrain from revealing the name. I guess you can say I was jealous. So I decided to leave that forum and SPPf. Since I also remembered from being banned as well at SPPf(And guess who did it). So after leaving that forum and SPPf, I joined PC. I was quite lonely on PC because I didn't know anyone here, until I met MiSs~KoN, pink-tiger, and Midori Chi. I was friends with them until they weren't online. So I decided to make a shop from my skills I learned from my friends, Michii and Sammi (No, not Sammi the admin). So I did, and who knew that I would get so many people to know me? So I also became kind of jealous, so I tried to make friends. Unfortunatlly that friendship with this "clique" did not last. Even now.

I went back to the forum Michii made and I realize she was not as active as before. I became quite angry so I made a forum myself with Chikara and Midori Chi. Unfortunatlly, that forum died. I went back to Michii's forum, I can see it, half-died. So I decided to leave, permenently. And then on PC, I saw Michii joined! (The WTF you took my cookie! banner made me realize it was her) It made me happy seeing I had a long lost friend come back.

Then after a few more months, I met Akari, Ayumi-chan, and Jack'O Neill. This was kind of the result of my Lulu fangirlism. xD;

And during the same time, my friend Sammi came up to me on MSN.
"Hey Kisa, why wouldn't you go back to the forum Michii made?"
"-I answer to the above statement I just made to her-"
"Well if that's the case why not SPPF?"
"Why should I go back? People hate me there."
"Nobody will, they won't remember you. And besides, I might be in a shop with you."
"We'll see."

So I might go back to SPPf.

Young Stunna'
May 25th, 2008, 06:00 PM
The first forum I ever joined was the Quiet World. It was a forum for fans of Lemony Snicket. I learned a lot about forums there. Those people there were WEIRD though, so I began to disturb the peace in the forum. Everyone knew who I was, I felt so popular. But then, one day, I had the nerve to talk crap about the Administrator, Micheal, and like a lvl 5 Magikarp against Raikou, I was gone! But I came back. I kept coming and going, but it was the final straw when I picked on a moderator. I cleaned up my act a lot since then, I mean I was only 13, now I'm 16 and more mature.

I joined PC as my second forum I could call home and prove to myself that I was mature enough to be a part of a forum, and I think I've done well here so far.

Anti
May 25th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Oh boy...my forum/internet life IS PC, so here we go.

On my birthday in July of 2007, I got a new computer. I usually don't get much, so this was an awesome gift. I was trying to beat the battle frontier in pokemon emerald, and I was having trouble (since my last competitive battling experience was when Ruby and Sapphire first came out, and I didn't play on Netbattle very long). I saw an article on gamefaqs about competitive battling and I decided to build a team. Now I needed feedback, so I used google and found the pokecommunity forums.

My mom said that I could join as long as I don't give away any personal information (oops!), so I joined the forum back when aragornbird was S&M's only mod. I tried several times unsuccessfully to build a 3rd gen team, despite Netbattle (and all memories of it) being mostly gone. I honestly don't know how I forgot so much (probably because I had somebody else build my Netbattle teams originally, back when it had even more bugs than it has now). I was quite the newbie, and I had to be one of the most annoying raters in PC's history.

After joining PC, I also joined pe2k and Smogon, but I never got active under either account. I was too busy driving everybody here off the wall.

I went on a lot of double posting sprees, and even went to triple and quadruple posting. I got in a few arguments (most notably with the forum's old ADV whiz, Mullet), and finally help from Alter Ego and Rubberbandman made my teams not suck as much. I thank you both tremendously for that ^_^ I downloaded Netbattle again and eventually started to get good at battling, though I was still a horribly obnoxious team rater. I was banned sometime in this time period, and it really sucked since my grandfather died during my 2-week ban and I didn't have my friends here to help me get through it.

When I came back from my ban, my attitude changed a lot. I made an honest effort to not be so mean and annoying, and to some extent I was successful. Finally, I downloaded shoddy battle and made a rather mediocre team. Still, I managed to get some victories over some of our better players and I started to lean towards DP and away from ADV battling. Still, I obviously was still stupid enough to act like a jerk to Syaoran and leave because I love to overreact to things. Of all things I've done at PC, that is my biggest regret (being a jerk to Sya, that is - leaving helped me a lot).

After that, I eventually befriended Dark_Azelf, Loquacity/Blueberry, and Syaoran. After coming back, my attitude improved a little more and as time progressed, my n00bishness wore off and I started to get good enough at DP where I could actually compete with our best battlers.

As time has went by, I've replaced n00bishness, arrogance, and overall idiocy with narrow-mindedness and being very opinionated, but overall I'm happy with how things have gone on PC. I still regret so many things though, and sometimes the way I can act today really baffles me. Meh, I at least make an effort to not be too much of an idiot anymore.

I still have a lot of things to say, mostly things involving "I'm sorry" or "I regret...," but this is about forum life, not a pity party. lol

Today, I'm a fairly active Shoddy battler and occasionally Netbattle as well, and I try to stay active in Strategies and Movesets. I lurk on Smogon and post a bit on pe2k since S&M isn't as active as it used to be. Otherwise, I don't really do anything on the net. So that's my forum life, full of regret, sorrow, friendship, and triumph. Joining this forum I Googled at 2 AM has been so worthwhile though :)

Ironically, I never actually accomplished the goal I came here for. I probably could beat the frontier with my new fountain of pokemon knowledge, but I gess I don't really care anymore 0_o

Ninetales
June 2nd, 2008, 12:08 AM
WHY didn't I see this thread before?!?
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The first forum I ever joined dates back to 2001, when I was looking at Digimon websites. I went to one that was on a site called The Otaku. That site had a feature where you can create your own Digimon, but it said that in order to submit it, you had to be a member of Otakuboards (the forum there). BOOM! My first forum. That one had all sorts of different anime discussions, including a Pokemon section. I spent most of my time chatting about Pokemon or Digimon (or occasionally Yu-Gi-Oh); my username was even Nefertimon. This got me used to the idea of posts and board rules and moderators... chatting was fun.

Later on, I joined a second forum. I forgot exactly what it was called, but it didn't last very long... I was a moderator there, but most of the people were spammers... so I just abandoned the site...

Then there came the day somewhere in 2002 when Otakuboards started something called an "Adventure Arena", a section dedicated to RPGs. I became interested in the idea of collaborating on stories, but I came out as very n00bish at first. My very first post in that section was in an RPG I didn't even sign up for, and people were pissed... I also posted in an invite-only RPG where I wasn't invited, and my post quality was a tad poor... Not to mention that most of the RPGs were written like plays, with dialogue and everything. One particular one used a lot of smilies too. Memories... But I did earn quite a name for myself over time, and spent most of my time in RPG's, creating new characters and having fun all the while. I was even in two RPGs that actually ended, one of which was a Digimon RPG of my creation.

During that time, I was searching for Pokemon websites, and came across Pokemon Safari, which at the time had lots of screenshots for the anime. I also noticed that there was a forum called Pokecommunity which focused on Pokemon. By that time, for some reason, the Pokemon section of Otakuboards closed... so I decided to join Pokecommunity for Pokemon discussion. My favourite section of PC was the Trivia/Games section at first--I practically lived there, and people even told me to post in the other sections.

Then I discovered the RP sections on Pokecommunity. The first RPG I ever created there was one about a Pokemon race... so fun indeed; too bad it didn't last very long. Over time, I began to join a few more RPG's there. I remember hoarding all the Pokemorph RPG's with a Gardevoir/Alakazam fusion Pokemon. Of course, the best RPG's I joined were still in Otakuboards, but these weren't bad.

2005-2006 came along, and not only did my RPG quality improve, but I discovered a new forum: the Serebii forums. That one had an RPG section too! Unfortunately, there was a silly feature of the forums where one's username is deleted if he/she is not active for a certain period of time. As a result, I went through three different usernames on that site, the third and still-surviving one being Kiruria... The RPGs were memorable, especially the large number of X-Men and Harry Potter RPG's I joined there. My most memorable RP experience there was in a Harry Potter RPG I created... but it died, sadly...

During the year of 2006, the RPG quality of all three forums (Otakuboards, SPPF, and PC) was about the same in my opinion. I also started saving my RPG posts at this time. Although I occasionally did things elsewhere on the forums (in PC I remember making a trainer card shop and a personality quiz to determine which element you were), I spent the majority of my time in the RPG sections, because I had gotten quite a love for creating characters. I had no friends on any of the forums, but at least I had a good time.

But in 2007 things started to change. First of all, I went on a pretty long hiatus from RP'ing for the most part; the only RPG I ever looked at for a while was one called "The Space Shield Crisis", here on PC. After the hiatus, starting in late 2007 or so, two things happened. First, the length of my RPG posts and especially my signups increased drastically, from then to the present... Second, I found an RPG called Tohea, which simulated a Pokemon adventure. In it, I could sign up as a character, pick a Pokemon as a starter, then start my journey. Instead of other members posting in it, a referee would... well, the system is rather complicated, but I really got into it.

By that time, I had abandoned SPPF, because the RPGs went too fast, and I wanted to pay more attention to my Otakuboards and PC RPG's... But, Otakuboards was declining in membership, activity, and RP quality... so I joined fewer and fewer RPG's there. So by 2008, PC became my number one site for RPGs, next to my occasional posts in my Tohea journey. The first four months of 2008 were glorious--I joined several RPG's, and even had friends on PC at last. Phanima became my first friend, having met through RPG's. Trainer Kat followed, and... well, I was so happy...

However, by late April, I found three other Pokemon RPG's like Tohea, and began posting in them a lot. It was in those RPG's (Tohea, Althea, Mistree, and Sokuyo) that I posted my longest signups in RPG History (Lupin's signup in Althea, omg...), got even closer to my favourite characters, etc. etc. But as a result, I pretty much abandoned Otakuboards, and didn't post in PC very often...

That situation continued until the present; however, things are beginning to change again. Mistree and Sokuyo are dying, so I probably won't be posting there ever again. My signups for Althea are done, so I don't have to spend as much time there as I did before. Occasionally, I still check Otakuboards to see if there are any good RPGs, or just things to talk about. And I think I will start to become more active here on PC as well.

Renneh
June 5th, 2008, 07:35 AM
I can't even remember the first time I joined a forum. Lets start with why I started communicating with people over the Internet, I had a best friend for ages and she just suddenly decided to stop talking to me one day without a reason (NOT KIDDING, Not a single word and we had been inseperable for 2+ years). So, my trust in myself with people was even more dented then we got a computer and I fell inlove with the Internet. I mean, it was just amazing, I could find anything I want with the tapping of a few keys and the click of a button! (OH THE POWER!!)

I used to be fanatical about Neopets but it got incredibly boring and it changed so much that me didn't like it anymore, anyway neopets had got me into the whole Graphics making side of things (With the guild layouts and whatever) so I decided to look around for somewhere else to talk about Graphics.
This was about I don't know 5-6 years ago... after spending much time jumping around forums, never spending more than a month at one because I needed to find the right one, I came across the game Pokemon Crater and I think that was on May 06 2006 (I THINK) and it had a forum too (YAY!). Something just clicked with that place and I stayed there until it closed just before this Christmas *sniffs*, during that time, I made tons of friends (Okay not tons, a few good friends that I still talk to, some role models etc.), got really into spriting then out again as I explored signature-making and I also became a moderator there as well. Loved looking at the art of one member called Nocturnal Moth. The Spriters were just great, off the top of my head, I can remember....Fury, Albert, Biohazzard..so many and I can't remember how to spell some of the forum names so I won't say anymore lol OH YES... how could I forget.. ESEPIBE! I loved his infection series (I think it was called that), and the rest of his art work.
Moderating there was pretty funny at times Some people just can NOT read rules. No matter how many times you direct them to the rules after warning them, 5 minutes later they break another rule! Just incredible. It was alot of fun at this forum, just so many memorable memories (I think those words together work XPP).

After Crater shut down I played neopets again briefly as an Avatar Collector. It had changed so much, it was just awful in my opinion.
After getting bored of Neopets again, I joined Aisenfield (A forum), and it is serious hilarious there. I enjoy it alot.
Oh and I also joined The Manga Volumes forum because a friend made me laugh enough to join it, and I occasionally post there.

Inbetween all that, I have joined quite a few forums, but Crater happens to be the one I've probably been most active at. Since I can remember, I've used a forum name with the name Renn in, I can't remember where I got it from. Its usually funkeh_renn or Renneh.

And then yesterday I decided it was about time I join another pokemon-related forum and this is how I landed up here. Its been great so far ^^ Lots of warm welcomes.

Silver
June 5th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Okay I guess I'll post my history here just cause it seems like a cool idea.

Hmmm....
If I recall correctly my forum adventures started out around 2001. I had be playing on a Pokemon website known as Pokemon Crater, then I referred through them to another online Pokemon RPG know as TPPC. There I was 'recruited' to a proboards based forum known as "Draciel Elite" and was based around BeyBlade and Anime, through that I meet a friend Gold who I idolized at the time, being an influencal (sp?) twelve year old, (he also sparked my interest in anime as a sidenote.) but I followed him to two forums one known as Final Fantasy Extreme which I became very active on for a few years and they helped me improve my roleplaying abilities. The second forum which I joined was Melody's Articuno Forum. It was a conforums based forum and admit I acted quite like a n00b at the time, but they put up with me anyways and I made some good friends there.

Over the time I spent in the proboards and FFE I also created a few various forums of my own but they all died the same. Then on Melody's I heard them talking about this "PC" and I became interested and finally asked one day what it was, they told me and gave me the link and soon after I joined under the username Silver (Yeah, you could say I idolized Gold and wanted a similar username) but here I became active in random threads posting a good deal for about a year or so, then I sorta forgot the PC and went on to join other RP forums and GAIA Online (in 2003), and after being active there and improving my roleplaying for maybe a year and half, I vanished from the forum community. When I finally emerged about year later, PC had reset it's self and my account have been deleted so I quickly re-registered with the same name, made a few noobish posts and dissappeared again, only to stumble upon it when I got back into pokemon when I bought Diamond, that sparked my memory that I indeed had a PC account and went back to check it out. I didn't really do much, just lurked for a few months but now I have decided to become active once again and enjoy my time.

-- Silver

Victoria~
June 7th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Hmm.. I started my e-life basically in some music forums. It was great, not just because I got to know a lot of nice bands and all, but also because of the friendships I made.
One day, I discovered that is possible to play pokemon in emulators :OOOO And started my peregrination on the internet to find one; soon, I came across a nice pokemon forum and was like love at the first sight (I'm a total nerd, as you can see). I registered as Mia and soon became popular there (maybe because I was the only girl in the forum so far), despite my noob²²²³ beginning (to have an ideia, my three first posts were "... Yay, dis fórum iz nyce :~D").
I frequented this forum for quite some time, almost two years; it was a beautiful time ;D My Light Era. Everyone knew me, I had a lot of friends, I was a global moderator, everything was just fine. Then my crappy computer broke and I spent two months without using it. When I came back to the forum, I was nothing more then a blur of what I used to be /dramaqueen
Nah, i never really cared about popularity there. Really, be free, even if you're not the LEET MEMBER. I mean, it was just a pokémon forum. After my two months absence (some of my e-friends even thought that I DIED at a PLANE ACCIDENT in last year's july.), I couldn't find any motivation at all to post a lot like I used to. I'm still posting there, but reaaally few posts.

Well, then in May 28th I was innocently searching for some PokéSpe scans for me to download and theeen.. I found PC! Nice, huh? x]] I liked the forum's stile, and although English isn't my first language, i'm trying really hard to be understand by the other members.
now I'm still a newbie member, a junior DD:" Not a great member, but i'm happy this way :3

devilicious
June 7th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Ah, my forum life...
It started back in 2003, when I joined a Brazilian Pokémon community website called PokéStar Evolution, and started to work there as a newsposter/newsfinder. Since I had the best english out of the members there, it was usually my task to 'investigate' foreign forums and websites for exclusive Pokémon information. And then I found this place.
Back at that time, I had like 5 contacts on MSN and everything was so innocent. And here I had found a forum with a steady growth in members, activity, and a lot of people who shared the same interests as I. Soon later, PokéStar Evolution died, but I continued to come here.
My first year on PC was marked by a single thread: the Crush Thread. It's a shame that a thread of those proportions will never exist again... everyone should have the experience of posting in a thread that's pure, chaotic fun. In that thread alone, I met a lot of people and had great times- PC was basically the Crush Thread. If you started posting there, soon you'd know all the cool people.
Well anyway, during that time, many things happened- pairings and unpairings, 120+ MSN contacts, 200 posts a day... Maybe too many things. And as time passed, the staff were starting to lose control over that thread, and it was finally closed. Not many months later, I had my computer taken away from me. Sad times. Three months later, on Christmas day, I was back. Yay.
This is the time when they tried to remake the Crush Thread- but it just wasn't the same, so it failed horribly. Everyone from the CT had moved to the new 'great thread', the Daily Chit-Chat. It was almost like a Crush Thread, except it had... rules. We could live with that, though, and the DCC was our new hangout. Me and some friends even called ourselves the DCC <censored> (lol) the greatest group to ever exist on PC. (awesome.jpg)
After many trials and hardcomes (but not really), I was promoted to moderator, but not many months later had, again, my computer taken away. My parents were really worried about my health at that time, because of respiratory problems I used to have, and they believed the excessive time in the computer was making them worse. Months later, I came back kinda unmotivated, and the state of the forum didn't help either. Many had left, many weren't active, and it just wasn't that fun anymore. Then, in December that year, I decided it was finally time to get the fug out, and got myself banned out of pure irritation. :D If I had to tell you one positive thing about that, it helped me find out who were really my friends (those who still wanted to talk to me), and who were the 'others'.
Outside of PC, I was a member of a couple random forums. After I was banned, though, I started to become active at the bRO, Mt. Moon Community and Gaia Online forums. bROf died, Mt. Moon is dying, but Gaia deserves special mention. I joined there because some of my friends from here had a guild, and I wanted to keep in contact, y'know. During this period, I had a lot of "meh the internet is boring" and "HOLYPOO I NEED THE INTERNET" phases, but eventually decided to stick with the latter. That's when I started to frequent anonymous image boards and dedicate my time mostly to downloading anime- my number of 'now watching' series jumped from 4 to like 15.
Those in-between years were spent on random small communities around the internet. Nothing really big, but I had fun exploring all kinds of places and making friends from everywhere in the intertubes (also watching just like every anime I could :B).

Now, all those years later, here I am. There's nothing more to it- I'm just here again, and I promise I'll behave this time. :3

I'd like to use this opportunity to say a big Thank You to my friends who never stopped talking to me, even after I was banned. You probably know who you are.

Aden
June 8th, 2008, 01:49 AM
Okay heres my forum life.
Around September-October 2006, I was looking for a good Pokemon Forum to join, and I came across Mount Moon Community, a up-and-comming Pokemon forum, with great members and awesome moderators.

I signed up, and posted a bit.
I got a name for myself pretty early in the picture, because I started off to be quite n00bish.
After a while, I settled down though, and posted a lot more.

In late December 2006, a freind of mine got modded over there, and I became very jealous because I wasn't modded.
I didn't relise that I made very spammy posts in the past, and that I'd really only just improved.

Anyways, in early January 2007, I looked for new forums, because I decided to ditch MMC with my 900 or so Post Count.
I found PC, decided to join and start a new.
I didn't really like this place back then so I returned to MMC.
People would have seen me around, a lot more, and I kept up my posting, until, once again, anther one of my freinds got modded, and in a jealous act, I decided to flame him over MSN, and get him fired.

The plan back-fired, and I ended up getting into a bit of strife.
I still continued posting on MMC, and stuff, hoping for a miracle, or something, for me to end up being modded.

A couple of other people got modded, who wern't close to me, and I accepted that, and became more active.

My closest freind, became a Moderator over there then, but that was short lived, since one of my other ex freinds, who were a mod got him fired.
My freind told me what was going on, and we soon got the other moderator fired too.

I kept up being active, until I had to go to study, which was about June-July 2007.

I came back in October-November 2007, and noticed that a newer member, who had joined in August 2007 had been modded.

I was peed off, so I left.
I came back in early 2008, and posted a bit.

I managed to get 3.6k posts, and came up with a plan to become a moderator.
the plan got foiled, however, after the admin dismissed it, and locked the topic.
I left then, and became a bit more active over here, since I needed some relief, plus they were talking about how strict it was over here, and I wanted to see if it was freindly or not.


In Febuary 2008, The moderator who joined in August 2007 got fired, and I tried to get his placement, but it was never given out.

I left my life on the computer completely in about May 2008.
But only recently, I came back here, to stay here, and I've ditched MMC forever.

Melody
June 8th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Well, All I can say Aden is that chasing Modship on a forum usually gets you look over when it comes to picking mods.
That, I've learned from experience.

Anyways, Here's my forum background.

I joined here in October of 2004, I was, very much depressed and friendless. So, PC is my 'home' forum irregardless of how much I hate how some things are done here. I've since learned the serenity to accept the things I cannot change about this place, But I'm not afraid to try and speak out for change when I can
In January of 2006, I lost the ability to get here on PC. I wasnt too happy about that but it spurred me to find other forums. I joined OCRemix but found most of the members too rude for my tastes, After 2 failed attempts at creating forums with friends from school I moved to ExPost, a nice little forum my friend had recommended. It was a pretty nice forum withb a lot of interesting intelligent discussions and such. This was...yet again sadly short lived and the forum quickly died in the power vacum left behind when the founder of the forum left.

For a while I didnt do too much with forums other than learn how they worked. I built a 3rd forum with another friend and we hung out there quite a bit, Just us 2 admins. From that I've gained immense skill in operating an ACP.
Time passed and I found myself back online in April 2007.

I returned to this forum hopeful that my friends would remember me. I was wrong. The ones who hadnt left had changed. A lot. It wasnt long before I found myself stabbed in the back by the ones who did get to know me when I returned. I tried and failed a few relationships and such.
As I did so, I created my own website, forum and all, while this was happening. It quickly died because my staff members did not stick around. But in building this 4th forum I learned a lot more.
For a while, all was darkness.
In November 2007, I Joined a small forum called Digimon Spirit. This place proved to be full of friendly people and was laid back. I found myself going back to it for a long while. But, In Febuary, I got too busy to visit there often, However I still dropped by. Then, I returned to Digimon Spirit full force a few months later.
It was just recently I got modded there. I'm still there and I'm pretty happy I must say. Not because I'm a mod though. Because I enjoy being at that site.

I'm learning exactly what it means to be a mod at a forum these days. It's not all glamor and fun as some of you might think. >_> It's a tough job because sometimes people forget you're just another member...most of the time.
I'm sure the staffies here at PC will agree.

Charz
June 8th, 2008, 01:18 PM
My forum life began with the Sonic Heroes board in Gametalk about 5 years ago. I remember starting a noobish fanfic that was fairly popular at that time. Then I lost interest in Sonic and eventually found my way into Serebii. How I stumbled onto Serebii, I don't know.

At Serebii, I divided my time mainly in the Ash Club and my first Pokemon fanfic, "Byron's Path". It starred my first-ever Gary Stu, Byron, his starter Machop, and how during the first leg of his journey he encountered a Team [Name] Grunt terrorizing a town and beat its Tyranitar. Since my inactivity was usually equal to a rock, I spent majority of my time probably lurking around and posting pictures and collages of Ash Ketchum in the Ash club.

Then PC began to gain popularity at Serebii since PC and Serebii share the same fandom. I decided to join and, once again, my inactivity didn't allow me the sight of a high post count. I recall starting an Elite Four story here based on the manga. The plot was that the Elite Four were trying to take over the world with an "Emerald Orb". I also recall Tate and Liza fighting Phoebe. Then there was the PC version of the Ash club. Majority of my posts there were either random pictures or hideous collages. (If you want, you can check out my past posts to see them. I've been that inactive.)

Then I lost interest in Pokemon as well. This account would probably be considered dead if I wasn't posting this. I may not be as interested in Pokemon as I was, but I thought I'd do some nostalgic foruming for now. (Until I forget about this account later on, that is.)

Youji
June 21st, 2008, 03:19 AM
My forum live began at June 7th 2007 when I searched resources for a hack which I never wanted to publish. It was just for me. That was the time where I had to share my internet with my brother. We always switched the cable from my lan port to his. Someow I found "The PokéCommunity - We are still working on a better slogan!". I thought "OMG what is that. I came in the Simple Questions & Answers thread and I never used a forum before. I haven't known how to browse and use it. But I signed up anyways and thought I will just get my resources and leave this place again. But it came different.

I didn't know where the thread was after my registration so I serached...and haven't found it. I googled it and tadaa I was back in there again.

I asked how to enable the national dex at the beginning of FR/LG. I got a nice reply which I haven't uderstood since I haven't known anything about scripting.

I searched and found out how to make own scripts. And after just 2 hours I got it working that May stands in front Vividrian Forest and updgrades your PokéDex. I was so happy that I searched the forums again. I found "Pokémon Shiny Gold" which I immediately downloaded and patched to my ROM. I played it and way impressed and thought "How did he made that?". After a few posts in there I wrote my first PM. It was to Zel and the subject was "Could you". I don't know the exact message but i was something like that:
"I read that you learned scripting of a friend and I was asking myself if you could teach it to me". He directed me to the tutorials section were I soon learned to create own trainers. I got very familiar to the script and soon helped other members to create trainer scripts. After that I saw a thread called "Nationaldex help" from Micamon 2 (Now Reaper 6). I explained him how to and soon I met the very first staff member.

It came so. I spammed the thread a little asking how old he is and where he is from. After I got redirected the post was away. I posted it again and Scizz started to post.
"Please keep private discussions under PM and don't SPAM this thread".
Well I didn't knew what SPAM means so I replied to his post and he closed it with the words "I watched this long enough now". The I started to PM him. In english at the start since I haven't known that he's German like me.
He said not to SPAM and that I should read the rules. He posted the link to the rules as he knew I was very new to PC. I reda them and understood the most.

Then Micamon 2 and I started to PM each other. We started a hack called Pokémon Legend which died after 3 weeks (Lol it was the most sucking hack here). I met quite a few friends in this thread. Someday I wanted to have it closed and just searched a staff member. I found Signomi. I asked her to closed it. She said that's not her section and I undestood it so that she wasn't allow to moderate there. Not that she is unable to. I asked her again...well then she explained me. Since she, Scizz and Morkula were using the same "profile" theme. Signomi(Trucy Wright), Scizz(Apollo Justice) and Morklua(Miles Edgeworth). I asked Scizz if the staff must pic a staff theme when they get staff. (lol so noobish) After he told me that it isn't like that I asked Signomi if she knows any staff at PC who is German. Well and like it was destiny Scizz was. I PMed him immediatley after she told me if he haven't noticed I'm German because my English was very bad that time. Also I had Germany next to my location just like now. He said that he noticed the Germany but he wasn't sure and as I was asking in English he replied in English.

After that I went on searching PC and find nice threads. I posted and posted and had a few PM conversations with Signomi and Scizz.

I wanted to open a Scizz fanclub with her but she said that she wanted to earlier too and he didn't want to. I PMed her back that he seems to be one who doesn't want to be in the spotlight. She agreed. The next day he was somehow banned. I won't start this discussion anymore since I had around 20 PMs asking higher staff why. I opened a thread and it got deleted and Morkula told me not to ask again as it's stated in the rules not to ask about baninng reasons.

Well I was sad but found Scizz's board. I signed up and asked him what happened. He told me what happened but well not much so but like I said no discussion about that anymore. It's fine.

After that Signomi dropped her Mod position and Scizz was deleting his homepage. Well then I hardly came on PC anymore complaining that it's just an unfair Forum. So I started my first forum on a host with phpbb.

Soon I got some members over there but not more then 20 xD. I quitted it starting many other forums and copys of PC with the headline "We're fair and friendly" which should say that PC is unfair and unfriendly. Well after that was no success I quitted it and started PokeParadise in January 08. It wasn't successful at the start but it got when Horus gave me my own domain and a better host. Then I started to present the site here on PC for a week now and I got a boost of ~30 members where 1 is Staff at PC. The thread creator himself BeachBoy came and likes it.

Well yeah that's it. Oh and after I quitted my copy forums of PC I just noticed PC isn't unfair and unfriendly...

Oh yeah I forgot. I asked many stupid and pointless questions to Jake (Hiroshi Sotomura) and at MSN I wanted to apologizes for that but well I think he hates me xD.

Ahh right I forgot, too. I have my own theme on PC. It's created by me and edited by PPN Steve. It's PokeGeneric2. It's not that nice as the others but I was proud of having my own theme here.

Well now it's over. That's my story at PC.

22sa
June 21st, 2008, 06:58 PM
Ah, my forum life...
It started back in 2003, when I joined a Brazilian Pokémon community website called PokéStar Evolution, and started to work there as a newsposter/newsfinder. Since I had the best english out of the members there, it was usually my task to 'investigate' foreign forums and websites for exclusive Pokémon information. And then I found this place.
Back at that time, I had like 5 contacts on MSN and everything was so innocent. And here I had found a forum with a steady growth in members, activity, and a lot of people who shared the same interests as I. Soon later, PokéStar Evolution died, but I continued to come here.
My first year on PC was marked by a single thread: the Crush Thread. It's a shame that a thread of those proportions will never exist again... everyone should have the experience of posting in a thread that's pure, chaotic fun. In that thread alone, I met a lot of people and had great times- PC was basically the Crush Thread. If you started posting there, soon you'd know all the cool people.
Well anyway, during that time, many things happened- pairings and unpairings, 120+ MSN contacts, 200 posts a day... Maybe too many things. And as time passed, the staff were starting to lose control over that thread, and it was finally closed. Not many months later, I had my computer taken away from me. Sad times. Three months later, on Christmas day, I was back. Yay.
This is the time when they tried to remake the Crush Thread- but it just wasn't the same, so it failed horribly. Everyone from the CT had moved to the new 'great thread', the Daily Chit-Chat. It was almost like a Crush Thread, except it had... rules. We could live with that, though, and the DCC was our new hangout. Me and some friends even called ourselves the DCC <censored> (lol) the greatest group to ever exist on PC. (awesome.jpg)
After many trials and hardcomes (but not really), I was promoted to moderator, but not many months later had, again, my computer taken away. My parents were really worried about my health at that time, because of respiratory problems I used to have, and they believed the excessive time in the computer was making them worse. Months later, I came back kinda unmotivated, and the state of the forum didn't help either. Many had left, many weren't active, and it just wasn't that fun anymore. Then, in December that year, I decided it was finally time to get the fug out, and got myself banned out of pure irritation. :D If I had to tell you one positive thing about that, it helped me find out who were really my friends (those who still wanted to talk to me), and who were the 'others'.
Outside of PC, I was a member of a couple random forums. After I was banned, though, I started to become active at the bRO, Mt. Moon Community and Gaia Online forums. bROf died, Mt. Moon is dying, but Gaia deserves special mention. I joined there because some of my friends from here had a guild, and I wanted to keep in contact, y'know. During this period, I had a lot of "meh the internet is boring" and "HOLYPOO I NEED THE INTERNET" phases, but eventually decided to stick with the latter. That's when I started to frequent anonymous image boards and dedicate my time mostly to downloading anime- my number of 'now watching' series jumped from 4 to like 15.
Those in-between years were spent on random small communities around the internet. Nothing really big, but I had fun exploring all kinds of places and making friends from everywhere in the intertubes (also watching just like every anime I could :B).

Now, all those years later, here I am. There's nothing more to it- I'm just here again, and I promise I'll behave this time. :3

I'd like to use this opportunity to say a big Thank You to my friends who never stopped talking to me, even after I was banned. You probably know who you are.o.o

Ah well I don't mind sharing. It's been a while too...

Anways, I joined a Pokemon forum, not this one, Serebi. I joined it because I thought it would be a fun place to be. I think I joined around Aug. 2006. I will refrain from revealing my identity at SPPf, so please do not ask. Anyways, at SPPf, I remember my most favorite thing to do there was going to this person's shop who's username was Amazingkiss. I remember her graphics were amazing. She was the first person I looked up to when it comes to graphics. So after cruising around the Fan Art Shops area, I went into the clubs section. There I met the person how you now know as Michii (She had a different username but I will refrain from revealing her username too). She was the one who ran a club and we became really good friends after that. I even remember her giving me a Christmas present 2006 too. ^^;

So anyways, after that, Michii made a forum and I could not resist from joining. You see, at that time she was banned. And I wanted to know what was going on. So I joined and to ask her. After all of that, I spent most of my time on that forum. And on that forum, I became a mod, as well as my other friends. And we desisions on how to make this forum better ect. So a few months has past after joining Michii's forum. We even had people advertise at SPPf. And who knew? Who knew that our advertisment would lure mods in to our forum? Well even though that may not sound like a bad thing, it actually was. One mod in particular, which I have had a grudge on ever since then, always made fun of us. Always made fun of the people who were helping Michii's forum. And it was quite hard to resist, unfortunatlly, the mod told nearly all the staff to join just to make fun of us. I actually know why the mod made fun of us. 1. I believe she was suspicious when she knew my name was Kisa. As many Furuba fans know, Kisa is a character from that series. The mod had a likeing in Kisa. And the mod thought I was copying that mod. 2. One of my best friend's pair stole the mod's pair. I believe that's one of the reasons why the mod made fun of us. Now notice I did not mention the mod's name or gender because I will keep this as unrevealed for now.

After a few months, we finally got the mod off our shoulders. Until a new person came by, which I will also refrain from revealing the name. I guess you can say I was jealous. So I decided to leave that forum and SPPf. Since I also remembered from being banned as well at SPPf(And guess who did it). So after leaving that forum and SPPf, I joined PC. I was quite lonely on PC because I didn't know anyone here, until I met MiSs~KoN, pink-tiger, and Midori Chi. I was friends with them until they weren't online. So I decided to make a shop from my skills I learned from my friends, Michii and Sammi (No, not Sammi the admin). So I did, and who knew that I would get so many people to know me? So I also became kind of jealous, so I tried to make friends. Unfortunatlly that friendship with this "clique" did not last. Even now.

I went back to the forum Michii made and I realize she was not as active as before. I became quite angry so I made a forum myself with Chikara and Midori Chi. Unfortunatlly, that forum died. I went back to Michii's forum, I can see it, half-died. So I decided to leave, permenently. And then on PC, I saw Michii joined! (The WTF you took my cookie! banner made me realize it was her) It made me happy seeing I had a long lost friend come back.

Then after a few more months, I met Akari, Ayumi-chan, and Jack'O Neill. This was kind of the result of my Lulu fangirlism. xD;

And during the same time, my friend Sammi came up to me on MSN.
"Hey Kisa, why wouldn't you go back to the forum Michii made?"
"-I answer to the above statement I just made to her-"
"Well if that's the case why not SPPF?"
"Why should I go back? People hate me there."
"Nobody will, they won't remember you. And besides, I might be in a shop with you."
"We'll see."

So I might go back to SPPf.Cool, I didn't know you were at SPP before this!

+++respect

It's sad how I choose to do this over my homework >_>
Mine's short. Mostly because my internet history started with PC :/

K umm... PC was my first forum ever, and I joined on October 19, 2004. I don't even remember my reasons for joining, I think I googled something at school, and BAM there was PC. All I remember from back then was being numbers in my name, and being a nooblet. People enjoy bringing up my noob days. And they all seemed to start enjoying it around the same time... Hmmm....

I was quite the little pairing <insert adjective> way back then. This was because I didn't understand what pairing meant, and when I asked, the people didn't know either so I just did it XD;

Then I learned and stayed unpaired for a few months ._.;
THEN CAME MY JAPANESE MUSIC ADDICTION YEARS. They're still here, but they started in 2006 with my friend gave my a CD with the Inuyasha and Yugioh songs. I was amazed at hoe effing awesome all the songs were. From then on, it's almost all I listen to, but I'm broadening my horizons. I started listening to some Chinese, Korean, and Spanish music, but after I while, I went back to Japanese. I dunno, they just have a different way of playing I guess :/

Somewhere during this time, I met my besite, Arisa. We were NOOBS <3
We met in the Fruits Basket fanclub, back when I bolded all my posts(ew), and we talked a little through private messages, and because excellant friends through AIM. Then we stopped talking and I (I'll admit) completely forgot who she was until we started talking again one day XD;

I THINK this was the friendship that put me in the chat with Marz, Harmony, Murderface, Aere, and others. Maybe after... an hour in that chat Harmony suggested me and Marz pair up, and neither of us really CARED at all, so we were like "lol k" and got paired. We survived to halfway up the pairing list (go us <3) and then we like... stopped being paired so I would be thrown at Murderface to be paired with him, and that didn't work out (I don't even know what happened). Me and Marz got paired AGAIN.

Drama happened, and I thought he was gone, so I took him out of my sig a few hours after everything happened. Then I was paired with Aere. I always mess up how that happened, so I won't go into it >_<

Um.

I love how more than half my history is my stupid pairing history XD;Yeah, I agree it's stupid. Aere's the rich boy right? You paired for money!

J/K

I joined PC in May 2003 because it looked awesome pretty then, with its Plushe theme. I had Godly enthusiasm at the beginning, but unfortunately that only lasted 4 month, before I finally had enough and slowed down. =/ It's funny how I was counting all the posts at Serebii, PE2K, and PC as a comparison of performance then to my surprise my work was actually being recognized by people. Syrus, specifically, who talked about my work. Very cool summer 2003 was =]. I regret not saving a lot of stuff from back then... I seriously do. :\

Tater Tot
June 24th, 2008, 08:52 AM
I'm surprised I didn't post in this before. It seems interesting.

It all started back in about the beginning of June-ish 2005 maybe. My brother; as you all know him, The Hunk, had joined a website called "The Pokecommunity." He started off with a crazy username, Spyro- something-another. I had been dieing to join, but sadly, "No! You're too immature." Many a times we had fought over joining, but he wouldn't budge. Then the news came, he had some sort of weird, crazy plan. That involved me to join.

So, I made my first appearance. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=43957) Not as the guy you know and love, Tater tot, but as the noobish, immature, no coma, period, or capital usage whatsoever, Mandy's Apprentice. Yes, the noob infested day came, July 11th, 2005. (Whee! It's almost my anniversary. XD) My first post, Hi everyone, I am The Hunk's brother, and he finally let me join. I want to be friends with everybody. Was actually not made by myself, but was made by my brother. If I had made the first post, it would've turned out rather like this, "hi evryone i am the hunks brother and he finally let me join i want to be freinds with evrybody".
Boy, wasn't I a joy? XD My second post, was in "The Teen titans Fan club" I believe. Which was post 438, page 18. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=41273&highlight=Mandy%27s+Apprentice&page=18) And then my third post, which was later on in this thread. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=43957) So I went on and on with my noobish months, and realized, as people were growing tired of me and my posts, I was growing tired of PC. I quit for almost two years, which may have been a relief for some. But I came back when I started talking to Midori Chi over PM. No one knew of my whereabouts until my life on the internet started once again, on this date, on this post. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=124591)
I was still a noob, but a very excited; happy noob. But rapidly, I grew fast to the ranks of a popular, well known; well liked member. And here I am today.

Kylie-chan
June 25th, 2008, 03:20 AM
This is... Not exactly the same as the memories thread, so it wouldn't be redundant to post in this one as well, right? >_> Nostalgia threads = win.

Once there was a little girl who was bored and rejected by everyone and was an uptight, know-it-all nerd. Then some drama happened in her life and she became sad. Instead of becoming an alcoholic, she started using the internet, finding solace in some weird psuedo-goth crap that she is ashamed of :x She moved from other fandoms back to Pokémon, which she had loved since she was even... littler, and by this time she was ten. She first found SPPf, but saw a link to PC in someone's signature and drifted over here. Her brother actually signed up before she did, but he never posted and he's a loser anyway. D: After getting herself into a few stupid scrapes by being this über nub ~_~;, she slowly began to make friends -- third person sucks, so I'm going back to first person --, Karli, Jeremy, Jolty, Lily, DM [someone who doesn't come around here anymore], Rudy, Tabby, Carlito, Yami, Max, Lance/the other Max, Blade, Ty-Ty, Sparkles the bunny... Unfortunately, I had the most stupid username in all of existence except a few I could mention, and I'll just say it before someone else does ;~; Dark_Pikachu lawl *flail* Ewww. When name changes were introduced, I quickly changed to Kylie-chan. It might be insanely weeabooish, but... it's what I'm known by, and I'll keep it. ^_^

Anyway, I kept fighting with a particular person, who had recently been made mod of MCG, and whom I'm awfully glad I didn't ruin my friendship completely with <3~ I brought it onto PC, and about one flame was exchanged, but due to a... series of events, I ended up banned. Permabanned, in fact! Except there was some interstaff... disagreement over it, and I got a reduced sentence. From two weeks to one week to four days. XD; I came back and I was so happy -- I cried my eyes out like a loser when I was banned, seeing as PC was all I had in my life still. I had school -- which sucked --, family -- which sucked --, Girl Guides/Scouts -- which I stopped attending because I retreated into reclusedom --, and the internet. ~_~; Then the second PC Elections were held, and Eli [the Eliana Jack mentions] was appointed my campaign manager. It seemed like I was probably going to get Vice President -- Toto was totally going to annihilate the competition --, and then we both got modded! o_o; Other than Cody/Joutarou, I think I was actually the youngest mod, probably still am since then, seeing as I was still eleven. Wait, was Cody twelve when he was modded? I... don't remember. ._.; Anyway, I was an abysmal mod -- overzealous, impulsive, overemotional, overdramatic, but I was active, my time zone was a plus, and I was dedicated. I was given the post of Other Chat overlord, even though I wanted MCG more, because I'd basically become one of the most popular MCG posters due to... posting in everyone's club. I was way less shy then! @_@; Also, due to some crazy cannibalistic conversation I'd had with Yami and Blade, Yami and I ended up these muffin enthusiasts, and muffins ended up my 'thing'. Later other people kind of stole it from me and I didn't hang around PC much anyway, but those who know me from then will know I was the Queen of Muffins. :p

After awhile, I still hadn't been fired o_o;, so I was promoted to MCG mod as well. I was pretty happy. XD I remember Jorfe telling me when I was originally modded to go lie down before I threw up; I was spazzing that much. :3 My original modship was actually only a month after my ban, I think. Nice. ~_~; I was given sig-editing powers along with someone else [Avatar, I think?]; for some reason, I think abuse by someone, the powers had been removed from all the other mods before I joined. Then they made me s-mod, which nearly gave me a heart attack when I saw my orange name. XD I love Erica's orange! It's beautiful. 8D

We still had Praetors then -- renamed Assistant Administrators --, and then they made me one about a week before my twelfth birthday. Don't ask me how I got promoted -- I was a pretty unpopular s-mod, and for good reason. Who got promoted again? *thinks* David, me, and... Bobby? Hmm. I quit a number of times though, and one time I was reinstated as an s-mod, due to the number of times I quit. I also had the crappiest computer luck ever, so I was fairly inactive sometimes.

After ages I just... lost heart for PC -- it was changing too much, and I became fairly bitter and whiny [PC Veteran Syndrome], and I stirred up a bit of drama once from the outside, and I left. Got fired too for certain reasons XD;

I went along without PC -- something I never could have imagined in the past -- quite contently for, what? Two years?, with only the odd posting incident -- I had LiveJournal [lol], GaiaOnline, and MSN to keep me perfectly occupied. Then, the other day, Klippeh<3 and I were talking, and he said I should come back to PC. I was hesitant at first, but then I was like ^___^ okay, as long as I won't be totally ostracised XD;;;, and... I'm back now?