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Hiroshi Sotomura
February 25th, 2004, 09:17 PM
What was it like at the community when you joined? Did you get excited? Was it a great place for you?

In this thread, tell us your community history, whether brief, one part of, or anything else.

I'm sure everyone had their best times here. I've been here long, about 1 year and 3 months. It's all more of a good time for me and many others who are here.

I can't remember how I even came here, but it was one of the first forums I joined. I could guess it was PPN, but it was a long time ago: 1 year and 3 months. I joined the community on November 29, 2002. When I first started at the community, the first forum that caught my interests when I came here was the Pokmon Game Boy Games forum. I did some good things such as help some people around with emulators, and it felt good to be here. But the fact was, it was as if I was shackled to this forum, which I did like coming to the Game Boy Games forum. There was lots of active discussion, and I loved it all! But I never seemed to move anywhere else.

I feel I was like some of the new members coming today. Quite buggy, and quite annoying at times. I got mad at a person moderating at the time, theRealOne. Mainly because of the fact he was closing Johto and Kanto threads. Of course, nowadays I am aware about flame threads. I considered myself SPAMming, and when I look back, things were quite bad for me at times. Of course, I did resolve the problem I rose with tRO. Things worked out later.

Throughout December, I got into fanfictions. The thing that mainly fascinated me were the great and sometimes funny (and considerably rude) fanfictions. Yes, they were allowed at the time. But then chain stories got into my head, and then I created one of my own. I met many people, and the longstanding member that I met who is still around now, is my friend Shadow. Of course, there were many friends who I met within the year, too. Shadow was a very active chain fanfictionist. Often we'd post a bit or two, and it still happens now. Shadow is currently the moderator of Pokmon Fan Fiction, as most members should know.

That's just a bit of my history, and I'll be posting more!

Latios Master
February 25th, 2004, 09:27 PM
It was May 1st, 2003. I was a member at only one Pokemon message board at the time called the Turquise Tavern, that I had found after leaving my first board serebii.net when it closed during fall-winter time. I then searched through AOL search to look at other Pokemon boards. The first one I saw was PokeCommunity. I came here and saw how cool the board looked. The top of the page had the Jirachi banner with some other pics in the background like a red Gyarados at the time. I then noticed 2 members that I knew from the Turquoise Tavern; Iveechan and StellarWind. I then joined and loved this place ever since. Hopefully I'll be here to the end. :)

Cosmos
February 25th, 2004, 09:28 PM
I joined a long time ago as the name of "Hazuki-san". I met lots of nice people especially Junichi and I have been best friends with him ever since. Now I am engaged to him :). I also played in the Role play games with people like Zeke31 and Ash. Last April, I got into drawing art. I changed a lot ever since. Thats all I remember for now.

Rift
February 25th, 2004, 10:29 PM
whew! where do i get started? XD

it was July 3rd, 2003 and i was having some trouble with my Sapphire (couldnt get to Pacifilog town ^_^;;) so i went on the net and typed something like (Pokemon Sapphire Walkthrough) and down the row i went until i saw "PokeCommunity" i thought what the heck so i went there (here? im confusing myself XD) so i saw some really helpful things, but me being the dummy at the internet and computers i thought there was a fee if you joined ^_^;;;;;;;;;;; so i asked my mom if i could join and i did, i was Sapphire Rayquaza, not that great a member i only had like 100-200 posts when PC restarted, i was pretty shy i didnt feel like i belonged for a while i thought it was too crouded, thats when i got a PM from Soph it was to go to AFF so i went there and spent alot of time there and i met Ally there! (YAY! :P ) and when i heard PC restarted i thought it was a chance to start fresh so i rejoined, i think AFF really helped me get out the comedian inside, and i met Andy, Ally, Starlight, and Soph! so thats about my PC history, but i remeber i loved Roleplaying and helping people with TV questions so i guess im really good at those types of things! :P and then i finally got Modded, the happiest day of my PC life! ^_^

orange*berry
February 25th, 2004, 11:22 PM
I joined a long time ago as the name of "Hazuki-san". I met lots of nice people especially Junichi and I have been best friends with him ever since. Now I am engaged to him :). I also played in the Role play games with people like Zeke31 and Ash. Last April, I got into drawing art. I changed a lot ever since. Thats all I remember for now.

Hey!!
There was no member with the alias 'Hazuki-san' back when Zeke posted here. X3
TeeHee... Sorry, sorry.
I'll post my memories later. x.x()

Imakuni?
February 26th, 2004, 04:20 AM
it was the end of january and i was bored... i searched on google.com for pokemon...
i looked it over i joined

Kayleigh
February 26th, 2004, 08:40 AM
I honestly can't remember how I found this place... But I do remember that I kept coming back to look at posts as a guest, and finally on September 20th, 2003 I joined. ^_^; And I'm really glad I did. I was a bit nervous when I first started posting, but I met a lot of friends after a few days. I think Kairi was the first one because I kept haunting her with so many PMs with dumb questions, etc. XD Finally, I got the hang of things. So now, after a few months of joining, I became a moderator, along with some of my very best friends. =D And I've met a lot of new ones too.

John Denver
February 26th, 2004, 08:42 AM
you could say I was excited, sorta. I already kind of knew everybody here, so I didn't really need a new member intro. It was nice though, having a small amount of members so you knew everybody...shizzah

STOP LOOKING AT MY POST FOOL!!!

ok fine, look at it

BOO ya!

Hiroshi Sotomura
February 26th, 2004, 08:23 PM
I was just browsing and posting at my older times, and I mostly spent my time at fanfiction. I found myself confortable, and later met 3 of the admins at PC at the time: Steve (our hoster!), Kwesi (we all know who he is) and Nill (Known as Kento - a really friendly administrator).

Flaming Torchic
February 26th, 2004, 09:13 PM
It was November sometime 2003 (not that long ago) and I had been aware of this forums existance almost as long as I was aware of Serebiis existence, I found it in Arcanines sig at SPPf, and I kept checking every day due to my curiosity of what this forum would be like, I really didnt start off as a bad newbie here, because I had already figured out how to follow the rule the first month I was a member at SPPf. I didn't really get into posting until this month, because I used to have no friends here: But now I do, well atleast I consider them friend. Orange*Berry, Kairi, Cloudskipper, and Arcanine (and maybe Haruka someday) :p And since I have friends here I have had more fun posting here at this time then any other forum, I am hooked here and now come on more then once a day. =)

Cosmos
February 26th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Hey!!
There was no member with the alias 'Hazuki-san' back when Zeke posted here. X3
TeeHee... Sorry, sorry.
I'll post my memories later. x.x()
Sorry, couldn't remember all the other names I had. And I am not going to remember them now.

Hiroshi Sotomura
February 26th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Some of the people in that older time I could also consider bad people. But some here are very good and loyal people!

orange*berry
February 26th, 2004, 09:45 PM
Sorry, couldn't remember all the other names I had. And I am not going to remember them now.

Oh, come on, Cosmos. You had a perfectly good past here at PC. You were one of our most active members. Why you want to deny such a thing is beyond me.

Cosmos
February 26th, 2004, 09:57 PM
Oh, come on, Cosmos. You had a perfectly good past here at PC. You were one of our most active members. Why you want to deny such a thing is beyond me.
I try not to remember some of my past because most of it was horrible to me. Like when Cas *female* was here and she was just a bad memory to me. She always flamed me and my friends.

22sa
February 26th, 2004, 10:22 PM
I can't describe what I felt during my first days of PC. Too long ago. I do that PC looked like a beautiful place to me however, and I knew I n00bish because that's what I was. I became totally interested into PC, and almost everything that happened to it affected me. It was like I had never learned so fast in my life before, I truely felt a general God-given golden time in the days of June 2003. I remember starting to post more and more each day until I was marking about 150 posts/day and flew avatars of pokemon girl(s) which was daily updated/changed. Friends? I browsed around and Haruka-chan (Kairi) caught my attention early, but I didn't talk to her until like a month later. Then, because I hanged around Other Chat and excercised large-scale posting activities there, I met tmbjr, Arcanine, Diana (Haruka), and a whole range of people.

orange*berry
February 26th, 2004, 10:44 PM
I try not to remember some of my past because most of it was horrible to me. Like when Cas *female* was here and she was just a bad memory to me. She always flamed me and my friends.

Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes they aren't avoidable.You just have the accept the past. I know they were hectic times around PC, so I tend not to bring them up much. Still, you can't deny that they happened.

22sa
February 26th, 2004, 10:49 PM
Oh, yes, I was very fascinated by PC's giantic FanArt Forum when I joined. To me it was the best thing about PC.

Hiroshi Sotomura
February 27th, 2004, 02:47 AM
It used to be one of PC's attractions - it still is, but now people have become widespread over... Pokmon Gaming Forums around the community... and attention has apparently spread from forum to forum. It's the same community - but activity needs to be a lot more promoted, especially from the admins, who play as a role model.

My favorite admin: Steve.

DragonTrainer
February 27th, 2004, 04:26 AM
Well, Um, I joined April 17th, and just didn't really post too much.Lol, only 200 posts.I felt unwanted and hated, so I left the place for the summer.I happened to browse back on september 14, and I saw it had restarted.I realized this was the perfect time to rejoin and do good.So, here I am, over 5K posts, and a moderator of the PokeCommunity.Also, I met some great people here(Arcanine,Kayleigh,etc.), so don't expect me to be leaving soon!

John Denver
February 27th, 2004, 04:40 AM
Wow...I actually remember the time when 22sa had less than 100 posts, and he was a new member....so long ago...

BOO ya! 22SA!

Sorye HK
February 27th, 2004, 06:02 AM
Well I joined around December and I found this
forum while I was looking for a rom. I found this forum
in November, and was just looking around until I felt
that i just had to join. Then my brother tried to ruin my life,
by spamming. ( What happened in reality, was much worse)
(sorry for bringing up the subject)
After a month after I joined, I suddenly wanted to post more often.
(Which I am doing) And I started getting into hacks, and RM2K

-END-

22sa
February 27th, 2004, 09:40 AM
Wow...I actually remember the time when 22sa had less than 100 posts, and he was a new member....so long ago...

BOO ya! 22SA!
Yes? Mr. Charmeleon? lol XD; I think at that time you had less then 800 posts, if I remember correctly.

Greed
February 27th, 2004, 10:45 AM
When I first came here.. Hmmm... There were lots of weirdos.. To make it more specific, I mean there was a bunch of newbies and non-active people =/ But now its more active, so that's good, I think.. O_o; Oh, and I was a meanie.. ;-;

*dies*

Junichi
February 27th, 2004, 09:56 PM
I joined last year as "Wendeli". I have met lots of good friends in the RPG including Cosmo [Mystic Bayleef then]. I was judging of one of her battles. Thats how we met and we became friends. I always remember her as Hazukis lover. I met a lot of other cool people here. [Ash, 22sa, Cas, 100marios, others]

oni flygon
February 27th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Username: ((hmm...no clue...oh I guess I'll put my old user name...)) *types in "dark tyranitar"

Password: ********

...hmmm what to do next?

ANyways, I started at PC by the name dark tyranitar and I was the original DT. I was an infamous spammer... I think XD... and I love posting fanfics. A few months later, I posted a thread called "Who's your favorite manga character?" A few people answered namely Bashamo_master and RaichuRocks... I chatted with them for a while and we created a club called "The Pokemon Special Club". We had members and we met Kage and a lot more. We met Purin after PC 2 was created. We then requested Steve to create a manga forum. Afterwards, we created a website dedicated to Pokemon Special. 2 months later, Serebii.net popped out a manga section out of the blue. Although Purin rested her case, Omega, Me and Kenta are still angry after our pride was suddenly swooped by a powerhouse that we once trusted... ((Why did he even make a manga section 2 months AFTER we made the site and in the midst of the Ruby/Sapphire chapters. Why not when Viz stopped it? Why not when the G/S/C were released in Japan? Why did he made it after our site was made?))

Blaine
February 27th, 2004, 10:44 PM
Well, I joined last June under the screenname gym_leader018, and I remember like whenever people would reply to my posts, they'd have to abbreviate my username. Nobody really knew me and I think I just stayed in the 100 posts area. I hated posting in the beginning 'cos I was majorly worried about fitting in. Nobody ever replied to my threads; I really hated that. So I basically drifted into unactiveness... And then I rejoined under my real name, Blaine. I posted more and people remembered me. I was sort of popular, but then I left for a while. I came back, posted much more than before, and I'm more popular now, and I have great friends here! So, I guess without all the other, I wouldn't be where I was today!

22sa
February 27th, 2004, 10:56 PM
Well, I joined last June under the screenname gym_leader018, and I remember like whenever people would reply to my posts, they'd have to abbreviate my username. Nobody really knew me and I think I just stayed in the 100 posts area. I hated posting in the beginning 'cos I was majorly worried about fitting in. Nobody ever replied to my threads; I really hated that. So I basically drifted into unactiveness... And then I rejoined under my real name, Blaine. I posted more and people remembered me. I was sort of popular, but then I left for a while. I came back, posted much more than before, and I'm more popular now, and I have great friends here! So, I guess without all the other, I wouldn't be where I was today!
Great to hear! :P

Yeah, I really worried about the threads I started, every thread I started I'd be making every second post in it for at least the first whole page. I'm still kind of like that now. ^^'

Moonlit_Angel
February 28th, 2004, 03:12 PM
Not many. I just registered 2 days ago. Can people pay attention to me, too? I wanna feel loved...... :'( And like Sapphire Latios, I feel unwelcome and like I don't belong, no friends. :\ So..... I think some of you know how I feel. I already go to other forums, and I am known really well and I have lots of friends. Compared to here, there I feel more welcome and comfortable. Well, I am new, so I don't blame any of you..... but still! I hope people around here will get to know me better and I will have some friends. Yay! I DO know Iveechan, though......

oni flygon
February 28th, 2004, 03:26 PM
Attention is something I've earned from the years I've been here... no..months... I've been here a month after PC was created... XD

^^NICK^^ v.2.0
February 28th, 2004, 03:45 PM
My keyboard was broke, so my typing looked like dog stuff. ^_^

Blaine
February 28th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Great to hear! :P

Yeah, I really worried about the threads I started, every thread I started I'd be making every second post in it for at least the first whole page. I'm still kind of like that now. ^^'
Heh, yep. ^_^ But, I think on some level, we're all like that at one point with our threads. The only really popular one I had was the "Are you a lefty, a righty, or both?" threar, lol.

ScArLetSkye
March 3rd, 2004, 06:55 PM
Well, I've been here since January.Two months basicly.
Anyways, when I joined, I was so nervous, and worried what people would think of me.
I met my first good bud, SPon11, through PMing.
I saw her in a RP and I joined it as well.Then, after a while of waiting for the RP to begin, I PMed SPon, and the rest of how I got my first buddie at PC....well, it's history.^^
At the time when I joined, I really worried about what other PC members thought of me and wanted to make a good first-time-impression thing.Now, I hope people at PC like me.:)

Miyu-chan
March 3rd, 2004, 07:03 PM
I was going to join under Flying heart, but I decided to join under Miyu-chan instead, since I was afraid that some people might laugh at me for joing a Pokemon website. I remembed when my acount got delated (by mistake) when I had 300+ posts, and I remembed making alot of friends, trying to fit in with the "seniors" Great time, really.

100marios
March 3rd, 2004, 07:57 PM
Forums are stupid! Such a waist of time! I could be playing video games instead!
..................that was how I used to think. Now I go onto PC more than I do video games hehe.....
I think it was around the beginning of July that I first discovered PC. I remember trying to search around the net for a good pic of May. I really wanted to learn how to draw her! A little later, I stumbled upon a place called PikaSurf, where people were making excellent pictures. The wierd thing is, the person whom I admired most (becasue she made such good pics) was some girl who owned the site named Cas. Some other person also made some really good pics of May. I also sorta befriended a kid named Super Pika on it. (he goes here too I believe) I made a lot of compliments on other people's pictures, until the site went down. After that, I was looking for another site when I ran in the pokemon UK site. They had a lot of pictures of May and stuff. (that I could actually save....meaning that I knew about Serebii.net WAY back) If any one goes there, I have the same username. (although I never go there anymore) I used to reply under the pics and make funny comments and such, they're still there right now. That was when I realized that I could be funny on the net too.......and Super Pika went there too, which was kinda strange hehe...
I started to get a little bored, so I looked around and found PC's art forum. I saw a lot of poeple's terrific drawings (22sa was still as popular as ever hehe) and I saw a lot of nice poeple. I think my username was 100marios, but, then again the only posts I made were compliments, and my scanner exuses about how I couldn't post pics up for contests. (which I still haven't solved, even to this day hehe....) I stopped going to PC for a while (I thought the art forum was the only forum there was) because I didn't know anyone. One thing that motivated me to come back was 2003's Camp Hyrule. I was Pokemaster3000 when I went there. It was so much fun! I stayed up to about 5 o'clock in the morning talking to all my friends! Once again, I was the funny guy. I made quite a few friends whom I talked to over AIM. It only lasts one week per year though, so I was very sad when I had to leave my friends. I went in search of another forum, hoping I would find the same fun as I found there. Then, I remembered this place. I continued to do the same things, compliments and scanner exuses, until I couldn't take it. Once I saw Sapphire Latios and his wacky posts, I decided to try being funny too. I was overwhelmed when I saw all the different forums but my goal was to make people laugh. I tried it out a bit, and even created my "hehe" trademark, but not a lot of people noticed me. Then, when I posted in the Comedians Club, I felt like one of the group. I was joking, playing around, doing all the things I was in the Camp Hyrule event. I became a little more bold and started to talk to more people. I gradually became better known, and soon enough, it felt like a second home. I'm having so much fun talking to you guys now! I'm sorry I ever mocked forums!
..............and I'm sorry for that extremely long post! Hehe....

bna_li
March 3rd, 2004, 08:09 PM
Well, actually, I stumbled onto this site by searching "Pokemon" on google. It is part of my life to come and post and share things with others on PC. Like 100Marios, I used to play games... and(ok this is stupid) I didnt know there was forums about Pokemon. But now, I try to log on everyday and help people who need it. Thats it. Heheh, I know this is incredibly short compared to the one above...:D!