As of the time this blog is published, 8 years have passed since I joined this community. 8 years ago I registered on this forum seeking help for my R4i Pro Gold, which would not play the latest Pokemon games. Usually in these blogs I say that day was like yesterday for me, but as time goes it gets harder for me to remember that period of my life. Thankfully, I have the fortune of being able to read my past posts and threads, something that brings me both joy and most of the times cringe (like, really cringy stuff, please don't read my old posts). While my behavior might have been a bit immature, people were still keen to help me with many of my issues, some technological and others even psychological. This is why I love this community, every day patrolling threads I see posts of people who resemble me, and of those who helped me. Users come and go, but to me it seems that the core of the forum is still intact after all these years, can't say the same for most other communities. People asking good, bad, stupid questions, users trying to explain how to fix their issue or why they're wrong, the occasional troll here and there etc. Doesn't matter who you are, what your age is, race, gender, furry or weaboo, GBAtemp is open to all.
The past year was big in terms of my relationship with GBAtemp. As you all know, I became a Moderator. I want to sincerely thank both @shaunj66 and @Costello for giving me the opportunity to make GBAtemp a better place. I will always do my best to improve the community while being judgmental and considerate. After all these years, it's the least I can do to give back to the community . Since joining the staff, I've gotten to know a lot of new people, all of which are hard working and really kind! They're always eager to help, for example @Foxi4 helped me in the beginning of this year with something personal, using his knowledge of Polish (thanks again man, you helped me and calmed me down ). This staff team is the best I've ever seen, GBAtemp is lucky to have such compassionate people working with them. Special thanks to @BORTZ , @x65943 , @Flame , @Minox , just for being cool dudes!
Being a GBAtemp member has allowed me to meet some great people as well! One of which is a fellow colleague and friend @DinohScene , who made the best Christmas gift ever! He's a very kind and generous chap, the world needs more people like him. This is also the place where I met @Zorua , a dude who I STILL talk to and exchange memes with. Never even met him in real life, even though we've practically "known" each other for over 8 years now!
Overall, GBAtemp is still a valuable part of my life. I hope it always will be.
Here's to another 8 years! Cheers!
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