How did you discover GWJ?

Malor wrote:
Prozac wrote:

I'd be lost without the site.

Heh, yeah... I give more to this site, in the yearly donation drive, than I give to Consumer Reports.

I give Consumer Reports about $20 a year, maybe if you gave more than you spend on Steam every year it'd be A Statement Worth Making.

MrDeVil909 wrote:
tboon wrote:

got involved in this mess.

Classic thread.

Not as much silliness like that these days. We're all getting too old.

I blame tboon for that.

Prozac wrote:

I came here via a Penny Arcade link about 10 years ago, lurked for a few years and signed up about 8 and a half years ago, now my online identity is so tied to GWJ (whenever Prozac is taken as a username it gets a GWJ_ in front) that I'd be lost without the site.

I recently found a site where my name was taken... I will have to remember this in the future.

I was looking for something on the GameFAQs forums, and saw a post recommending this site to those wishing to avoid the GameFAQs demographic of insane 12 year olds.

I still have no idea who that saintly individual was, but thanks!

I had a lot of time on my hands.

Long nights of studying, playing lots of PC games and traveling led to a lot of empty time, and podcasts were something I was really early into.

I wish I could remember what the exact episode was that got me to start listening.... I think there were people who worked on BG2 or Black Isle or something like that really early on, and I found that interview super interesting. It was relatively rare at that time to have a podcast that really focused on PC Gaming (Was GWJ the first... it was around the same time as GFW Radio and the Hotspot), and it was a revelation to have people really similar to me (not even in the industry) talking about the things I love in a mature manner.

As to the forums, it was a lot of years later... I really don't like to post in forums (Who wants to read what I have to say, I usually feel), but there was a Madden League, so I decided to join, and I poke here and there.

Malor wrote:
Gonegold -> Bill Harris -> here.

Same here.

I was brought here by Grubber's undying hatred of all things Boron in his AAR posts from X3:Terran Conflict. I was trying to make sense of the learning cliff in that game, and this place helped immensely. Lurked around reading for a while, eventually signed up, but I can't remember what my first post was..

Anyway, didn't even know about the CC for a long while, conversely to most of you guys, it seems. I'm still a new guy compared to most, but checking these forums is part of my daily routine, I can't think of any place on the internetz I'd rather be.

Why can't Grubber and my people just learn to get along?

lolz.

Given that this thread was my first post I have to assume I was looking for a UT2k4 squad to play with. What Glorious days.

Came for the people, stayed because I was trapped.

Zaque wrote:
Malor wrote:
Gonegold -> Bill Harris -> here.

Same here.

Yep same here too. Just another one that owes Mr Harris big for this.

Boron wrote:

Why can't Grubber and my people just learn to get along?

Cripes, Grubber's too busy to show up anymore (understandable), but Boron isn't?!?!

I've always been here.. much like death and taxes.

I don't know how I found it, but one of the early things I remember reading was this series.

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

GWJ Radio. Christ. That was long ago.

Mostly a lurker, though. I didn't start posting on the forum until around '09.

According to our search function, my first post was in a City of Heroes thread http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/46 a little over 9 years ago, but I have been a member for more than 10 years.

For whatever reason I distinctly remember the Sway's Box thread as one of the earliest threads that may have gotten me here.

I remember listening to a Rebel FM podcast and a reader had inquired whether there were any gamer communities with a more mature population. Specifically, he wanted to get away from the homophobic/noob name calling. This community was one of the recommendations and I've been here ever since.

Malor wrote:
Prozac wrote:

I'd be lost without the site.

Heh, yeah... I give more to this site, in the yearly donation drive, than I give to Consumer Reports.

Me too!

I did a Google search for finger ----> butt, and twenty four pages later, here I am.

Spoiler:

Not really. It was the podcast.

trichy wrote:

I did a Google search for finger ----> butt, and twenty four pages later, here I am.

Spoiler:

Not really. It was the podcast.

I was going to call you out on that. How many hyphens would you know to put in that search?

Saw something on 'em on Evil Avatar way, WAY back in the day, and eventually this site replaced EA for me.

Found this place trying to save a few bucks on L4D2 via four-packing. [size=4]various enabling here has long since cost me more than I saved that one time, but hey - games![/size].

Came for the momentary savings; stayed for the finger-butts, fitting non-chairs into small places, and wonderful community.

I have no idea. But according to Google, my first post is from Sep. 4, 2008 in the Creepy Spider thread.

I think I found this place entirely by accident and thought the web site name was cool.

DSGamer wrote:
trichy wrote:

I did a Google search for finger ----> butt, and twenty four pages later, here I am.

Spoiler:

Not really. It was the podcast.

I was going to call you out on that. How many hyphens would you know to put in that search?

Having tried it with zero hyphens just now, I can assure you that none of those links lead you to GWJ.

BadKen wrote:

I have no idea. But according to Google, my first post is from Sep. 4, 2008 in the Creepy Spider thread.

I think I found this place entirely by accident and thought the web site name was cool.

Good news, Ken! You have older posts, like this one.

Looks like I've been here just over a year now.

Since I'm a huge nerd, I was perusing my site's web stats one day and came across a referrer to this exact post: http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

I poked around the forum a bit, listened to a Conference Call and got hooked. Coincidentally at the time a few of the other forums I frequent experienced major dropoffs in activity, so I was glad to find a strong, friendly and active community to join.

I guess I have Eleima to thank for posting about mah show and bringing me here.

Flamingpeasant > TF2 > GWJ

Years ago, my co-worker at the time/who is now my boss, flamingpeasant, got on the conversation about PCs and gaming. He knew I was a big fan of all things Valve/Steam. I played a lot of HL & HL2 Deathmatch but was jaded by the immaturity of the servers I was playing on (I was muting more players than killing!).

He swore that the GWJ site was a good group of like-minded, mature players. This coming from someone who's tag is Rocket --> Butt.

He mentioned TF2, which I knew nothing about and that GWJ had it's own server (at the time, servers).

Installed the game. Joined the TF2 thread. Got to know all the usual suspects which got me hooked. Started reading more-and-more threads. Played more TF2. Got hooked on the Conference calls. Shalalm Baskur.

You all are great, i couldn't imagine sharing my 1s & 0s with anyone else on the internets!

garion333 wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I have no idea. But according to Google, my first post is from Sep. 4, 2008 in the Creepy Spider thread.

I think I found this place entirely by accident and thought the web site name was cool.

Good news, Ken! You have older posts, like this one.

Now why didn't Google find that. And how did you find it?

I honestly can't recall the exact reason, but I'm guessing it was probably the podcast. I know the gaming site I was usually hanging around with at the time was starting to get a bit too cliquey and drama-filled, so I popped on to the site and stumbled onto the Frarkin frogohs thread. I'm pretty sure that was one of my first contributions to the site, and I ended up going to PenCon a few months after that.

Figured out that ya'll are pretty great after that, and the rest is history.

BadKen wrote:

Now why didn't Google find that. And how did you find it?

Go into your account, click "Track", go to the bottom and click "Last Page".