I was thinking tonight, and I've been on lf a really long time. Its funny that my level doesn't show it. A "lurker user" indeed.
I put it at early 2004, when I was wasting time instead of doing my class work while studying for an IT diploma. Its kinda the teachers' fault actually - We had a weekly project of investigating a new technology and reporting it orally to the class on Monday mornings. Through research for this, I discovered Daily Rotation
, which displays a feed from LF among the large number of headlines from tech sites.
Once I'd clicked to check out more of linkfilter.net, I was hooked.
I remember there being several other sites that I discovered through Daily Rotation. Morons.org
being one of them that I'd completely forgotten about until today. I must've become bored with that one.
Then there was LinkSwarm
, which I lurked at quite alot. Unfortunately though, it turned to shit. It went from being a really entertaining website full of amusing links, to the shadow of itself that it is today; Stupidity, porn, and fake links that redirect to ifilm.com. I'm glad LF hasn't suffered the same fate.
There's also the story behind my username. When I registered, this account was going to be disposable and I wasn't intending to actually post anything other than comments with it. "Test"icle.