I have been a member of NeoGAF since 2008, I didn't post too much but that site was my internet "home" so to speak. After all that shit went down last week I decided I didn't want to be a part of that community anymore so then I joined the Slaent forums. I heard about the formation of the ResetEra forums and patiently waited until I could join.
I joined GAF in early 2001 or so, when it was still associated with Gaming-Age.com. Stuck around through the nomadic EZBoard days and all that junk. Never got particularly involved in the community and my use has varied quite a bit over time, but it was always my primary source for gaming news. At first figured it'd be good for GAF to die and the quality posters to find new homes on the other forums around the web. After spending a week or so poking around it became readily apparent that message boards are basically a dying breed and GAF was one of the last thriving MB communities. As such it doesn't surprise me that many of the quality posters stuck together and formed ResetEra. Since most everything I valued at GAF had moved here figured I might as well too.
I was member since 2006 on the previous forum, but was mainly a lurker and not particularly attached to any community threads (mainly posts on art, GT, manga/anime, PC), so when the forum went down overnight (I'm in Asia) I didn't get the chance to ask for discord or anywhere to go lol.
Anyway, when the forum went up, I joined a couple of discord group that I have interest in, but just registered on ERA when the open registration was on.
Been a lurker on the old place for years, got approved after a long wait, took a long time to go from junior to regular, seen the place go to shit overnight, discovered this forum and another by looking for information on twitter.
Lurker turned recent poster when all that crap happened. Visited once in a while, and look at that, open registration!
Glad I had my old account to back me up, but the fresh clean slate is much appreciated.
I lurked the other place mostly for amiibo news (please understand!) and the wrestling chat - think I might have tried to sign up at one point but never got accepted... now, we’re here! *blows out lantern*
I was on gaf. Hell it was only place where I went for general gaming discussion and news. After that thing happened, I didn't know about this place so I was lost for a few days. Finally thirsty for some gaming news I went to Kotaku and heard about this site in one of their podcasts. Came down here asap. It was rough few days out there.
Poster on GAF since 2012, wasn't part of any of the Discords when the site blew up, so my only news about what was going on was from Twitter.
Found out about Resetera through their, followed the Twitter account, eventually saw that they had opened up registration for everyone, and after a few days decided that I might as well register now and get it done with. (Since I fully expected account approval to be like GAF where it'd take weeks or months tbh, not 'literally the same day')
It's bizarre how quick my habits have changed, have only been here since yesterday and I already don't care for visiting the old place anymore. (Not that I've visited it since the incident, to be fair, but you'd still think I'd unconsciously go there by mistake)
I lurked GAF every now and then throughout the years, and with all that news blowing up I decided to check that place out. Amidst the chaos, I saw that a lot of people were saying that they were moving to Resetera. And so, days later, I decided to finally create an account to join this community during it's fresh start.
Been a member of GAF since '05, but mostly just lurked. It was pretty evident after last weekend that the core base was moving on, so I just followed. Haven't signed up for a new message board in probably 11 years. I like that there's that freshness, combined with the familiarity of the content and names/avatars. Forum features are quite nice, as well.