How did you find GWJ?

Dethroned. I blame him for pretty much everything that is wrong in the universe, yet this time it's actually true.

I was actually looking for new domain names as I had gobbled up a few I had some ideas for (vagueintent.com, dirtyoldgamers.com - yeah, sounds like a pedophile site, etc) and somehow or other I came across GWJ.

I was excited at first. This site seemed to be targeted at adult gamers who balance the work/life/gaming triumvirate! But ahh...I've seen this before. The real test will be to see the points of view in the controversial discussions. So over to P&C I went and 'lo and behold a community of gamers with intelligence, decency, and who were on the "right" side of things as I perceived them to be. There are plenty of decent mature gaming communities but when you enter their respective P&C type areas, you realize that the community is predominantly religious and conservative which brings with it a whole slew of other beliefs. GWJ seemed to be (at least the folks who participate in P&C) definitely more atheist or at least agnostic and although left to moderate leaning, very knowledgable about all points of view and have chosen their respective beliefs based on an abundance of knowledge rather than a lack of it. That pretty much sold me.

I'm also a bit abashed to admit I've never yet listened to a GWJ podcast. I've never actually listened to a podcast. Period. I just can't find anywhere in my day to day to listen to an ~hour long program. I have several GWJ podcasts downloaded to my zune and am subscribed but haven't yet pushed play.

Those of you who listen regularly and manage to balance a full-time job, a wife, children, and chores - when do you often find yourselves listening to the podcasts?

FSeven wrote:

Those of you who listen regularly and manage to balance a full-time job, a wife, children, and chores - when do you often find yourselves listening to the podcasts?

I listen at work. If I'm playing an MMO, I'll also listen when I'm running solo.

Duttybrew wrote:

Like a few others, I was an Evil Avatar reader and came over when Shawn/Sean left. Lurked for a while... scratch that, I am still lurking ;)

Feh!! You call yourself a lurker!?! Been stalking these clowns since EA and they can't pin a tag on me!! (Slinks back into the shadows)

FSeven wrote:

Those of you who listen regularly and manage to balance a full-time job, a wife, children, and chores - when do you often find yourselves listening to the podcasts?

I listen during my commute. My commute is ~45 minutes each way, so I can finish a podcast/day, but I used to have a 10-15 minute commute, and it would take most of the week (between remembering to download the new one and bring in the zune and put it on and bring it back to my car, etc).

I listen on my way to work. I can usually get 3 or 4 podcasts in during a week. I, too, was late to the podcast party. Just started listening sometime between July and September.

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Reaper81 wrote:

EA exodus here. Coming up on six years now, I think?

Rounding on seven years, actually.

I found GWJ on a garbage pile in a forgotten corner of my brain. I dusted it off and put a funny hat on it.

I was a teenager when I first started posting here.... I feel old now. Thanks!

How things have changed in the past almost 7 years. I was 18 at the time and younger when we were still at Evil Avatar.

I was 16 when I started posting at EA.....

I feel old!

McChuck told me about some guys he was playing Toilet Toss with and one particularly ruthless bastard with a crowbar. From there he told me they had a cool site. I checked it out, but didn't make a profile for another couple of months. Then Quintin Stone said something that was obviously stupid and I just had to correct him.

FSeven wrote:

Those of you who listen regularly and manage to balance a full-time job, a wife, children, and chores - when do you often find yourselves listening to the podcasts?

I don't have kids, but even if I did, I'd still have my commute. 30-60 minutes per direction, every day. Also, grocery shopping, going to the gym, running are all good times to listen to podcasts (and music).

Grenn wrote:

Then Quintin Stone said something that was obviously stupid and I just had to correct him. :)

Pft. As if.

Tyrian wrote:

I followed Certis / Elysium from Evil Avatar, and lurked for about 2-3 months. Maybe more.

Same. Except I lurked for a longer period.

GWJ was mentioned a few times on the Control Point podcast, which I stumbled upon somewhere. I lurked for awhile then the general maturity and good nature of the crowd here stole my heart. Started playing on Stans soon after.

FSeven wrote:

Those of you who listen regularly and manage to balance a full-time job, a wife, children, and chores - when do you often find yourselves listening to the podcasts?

I have a 45 minute commute by train to work and I use the morning ride to listen to podcasts (evenings are for catching up on book reading). Also doing cardio & weights at the gym is a great time to listen to podcasts. I personally can't listen to podcasts if I have to do anything else (even if it's something as simple as checking twitter on my phone...)

I blame it all on Robear.

I would love to listen on my commute...but it's only 15 minutes. I guess I could listen in blocks but I have this obsessive need to listen/watch something in it's entirety. I'm also the same as balaji in that I can't listen if I'm doing something else. So work is out of the question. Meh.

I was regular for a long time, then I became irregular for a while when things got hectic at work, and now I've gotten a bit more regular. I listen at work when things are mellow enough to let me both listen to the podcast and program.

A few days after learning that 1up, at least as I percieved it, had died, I remembered GWJ being mentioned on GFW and downloaded the podcast, I am now a devoted forum stalker, (mostly,) and have succesfully filled the GFW shaped hole in my heart with a site full of literate, funy and thoughtfull people.[/salad toss]

I was talking to 0kelvin about how I was bored on the internet and wanted a forum I could hang out on where people weren't stupid douchebags, so he sent me the link.

After about the fifth time of asking Elysium for the websites name I finally remembered to go punch it into a browser. Ah the joys of working at Gamestop Inc... er wait no, I take that back this is one of the few good memories I take away from that place.

I played for Control Point in a TF2 scrim against GWJ, and checked out the podcast the next day. I guess that makes me a traitor.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I was regular for a long time, then I became irregular for a while when things got hectic at work, and now I've gotten a bit more regular. I listen at work when things are mellow enough to let me both listen to the podcast and program.

You probably just need more fiber in your diet.

GWJ exists for nearly 7 years, and I'm here for *right-click my account details, open new tab* WHUT?! almost FIVE of them?

Why do I still feel like a noob?

I stumbled upon GWJ while researching my thesis on Half-Life 2 and its relation with story. It was one of the classic Lobo philopsophical articles, and I stuck around after lurking for a little while.

Contributing a word to the Goodjer lexicon was the proudest moment of my life.

I'm also one of those members who has never listened to a podcast.

It was the slashdot link with Ken Levine in 07. Then I followed the podcast/front page posts via reader for quite some time. Didn't notice forums till TF2 drug me in.

I have no idea. I'm lucky if I remember how I found something last week, much less five years and 19 weeks ago...

How did you kids all get on my lawn, and how do I get you to leave?

I started showing up about 3 1/2 years ago, when Rabbit and Malacola started writing here. It took the honchos over 2 years to invite me to correct their grammar before they published on the front page.

Listened to the podcasts for a year or so on my husband's recommendation, then lurked, and eventually posted something. I think it went downhill from there.

Amoebic wrote:

Listened to the podcasts for a year or so on my husband's recommendation, then lurked, and eventually posted something. I think it went downhill from there.

Ah! The elusive self-skim.

I can only remember one very epic self-skim that started a meme. And I might as well mention it here.

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That reminds me, I may as well mention how I got started here.

I got back into the Internet after a bit of a hiatus. I've little idea why I ended up here, though it was just after PAX so I undoubtedly had video games on the brain. Probably something to do with the Conference Call, I've been listening to that for a bit.

Via Drunken Gamers Radio

kaostheory wrote:

Ah! The elusive self-skim.

Oh crumbs, I'm misfiring on all cylinders today. I'll take your sig's advice and captain this failboat with pride.