First they came for profanity censor, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a profanity censor.
Then they came for Kata, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not Kata.
Then they came for the Chat Thread, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Chat Thread.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I was there when the third one of those disappeared. I was 11 or something when I signed up so this forum really helped mature me in its proto-state back then when it hadn't been made kid-friendly, so that I suddenly knew all the ways to swear and all the different ways to insult someone in racist, sexist, homophobic ways, etc. I actually haven't actively posted on here in years and so I'm actually surprised at the fact that they've made it so much more kid-friendly, yeesh. I remember always trying to become part of the in-group of Off Topic that spammed the everloving out of the chat thread and discussed their lives.
Another thing is that this forum introduced me to the MLP fandom, completely transforming my life for the next year or two. This forum is probably the source of perhaps 90% of my middle school embarrassment.