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Old 04-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So why do you hang around the forums and keep the hobby active?

Personally I find computers very intriguing I first came here to learn how to make a media server for my friends I think, I then got engorged in the whole techie side. I also see myself as an altruistic person and so sharing my knowledge is something which gives me indirect self-fulfillment. I am a 20th century kid so hand me any bit of tech and within 20 mins I will be able t tell you every function of the device its a talent that is fairly specialised to my generation with a few exceptions ofcourse.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The other 18 forums I troll weren't fulfilling my trolling needs.

Plus I'm learning stuff here.
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To fill the massive hole in my day between coming home from work and going to sleep?
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I first came here looking for help with things I couldn't figure out at the shop. Computers have always been a huge passion for me, and I really don't have anyone around here to geek out with about new hardware and stuff, so this place is perfect for me.
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I stay here because computers are not only my primary source of income they are also my hobby if not the driving force in my life, and helping others learn is a nice way to spend my time.
I like this place so much that i stuck around to help and now I am a Smod helping to make this community grow and keeping the community safe.
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I stuck around the forum because it is a one of a kind forum....
Without computers my life would be just to boring. I just like them. I really started getting into them about 6 years ago, from then i have only gotten more envolved, starting to know the actualy fuction of circuits and stuff.
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I come back for information mostly, and for laughs - I laugh my a** off sometimes and I find this place very entertaining.

But the big reason, you all make me feel young and old at the same time
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Im here because you guys wont let me leave....
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Wait... we can leave...?

I came here with a question, started helping people, and got hooked. I kept coming to see what was new and what was happening. Now I stay because I care about this place and the people here.
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Awe, I feel a group hug coming on ....



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