Such threads bring tears of joy in my eyes
To contribute to this thread I'll post how I came to be here. I have mentioned it many times before, but here I go again.
I cannot remember exact years and dates when I joined so I'll omit those.
It was a period probably everyone went through, when they first came in contact with bypassing this and doing somewhat illegal (things they shouldn't be doing with computers) stuffs. Of course I had just enrolled in a new school more related to computing which was about 4 years ago, I received my first computer about 7 years ago but for few years I was only playing games... When I enrolled in a that school that was the period I somehow, can't remember how, became a member of hackforums, I was an active one there too. Can't bash the forum too much, it's where I began with all this.
The more I read and understood more things, the more I realize that hackforums is a bad place to be in.
Evilzone has existed for much longer before I even registered on hackforums but wasn't known that much and it was the period when evilzone was going through lots of changes with admins and conflicts and whatnot.
So, a year or two later a thread poped up on hackforums, it was by darkc0ke. He was assembling a team for... stuff. I was very active in that thread and got picked out for the team. Soon after the thread was closed, darkc0ke introduced me to a newly emerged forum, called 1nj3ct, that's where I first met my good buddies ande, IFailStuff, Satori, Hanorotu and others that are no longer active. As time flew by, I drifted away from hackforums and concentrated on 1nj3ct alone. I was made a moderator first and then an admin (or did I went straight to admin position? can't really remember).
The forum also had a great community which was really small for a long time, 1nj3ct period was the period I learned the most about where I should go next to grow but it wasn't long until 1nj3ct got closed down for reasons unknown, the forum lasted for about a year or two. It didn't come down tumbling down the hill, nope. It was rather a transition between 1nj3ct and evilzone of that time. Ande was an admin on evilzone (more or less) but had conflicts and stuff so he was one of the founders of 1nj3ct, when 1nj3ct was transitioned most of us fled to evilzone, the situation there has now cooled down. I met my good buddy Factionwars here when I first came as well.
I got this member position I am at now with time and since I joined evilzone few years ago (my account is registered in 2010
) I never wanted to leave, it was growing big and strong ever since...
My experience was a colorful one
Gah, I dislike writing stories, I suck at writing stories :/
And I hope I didn't say too much in there, if any admins feel it was too much you can redact the story