Good topic Stevie, should make interesting reading and feedback. The "Why do you stick around?" answers so far are great to see!
Read the print mag since mid-90s, then the website for ~the last decade. Spotted the forum link last year, lurked a bit, liked what I saw, and joined. Forums have always been my preferred online interaction, so PCG forums: Live Long and Prosper!
What was your first post?
It was a couple of days after joining, first time I had something useful to contribute—yeah, I see you winding up that "Last time too" comment, shelve it!—as it was about digital distribution and marketing practices, which I am familiar with from business.
Persona 4 Golden is being played by a ton of people. I honestly think its the element of surprise. What do you do when you see the trailer for a new game? Play it, right now. Persona 4 just dropping and being available I think really taps in the impulse buy. Instead of that immediate dopamine of...
First thread was about forum function. It's a particularly fine thread, because all the posts are by me—likely to become a collector's item, maybe even a $1m NFT!
Is there a way for 'New Posts' to NOT also show older threads I haven't read? Ie only show threads where there's been a new post since my last visit. I visited Saturday and read the threads I wanted to. When I visited Sunday, there were still threads with last posts from Thurs & Friday showing...
Some rambunctious people claim it's the earliest example of me talking to myself…
Like most everyone here has said so far, the atmosphere and the content. Friendly knowledgeable people engaging in interesting conversations and debates about our favorite hobby.
I've never been a console or mobile gamer, so PCG is far more productive for me with its focus on PC Gaming.
What would you like to see in the future?
Threads about individual games, players discussing their experiences, sharing tips, getting help etc.
I'd like it if articles from the main site were posted to the forum officially so we could comment on them
This too. Create a separate forum for magazine/blog articles, let either the authors or a specified admin post them—they're the only one(s) who can create new threads, and all can respond. Jody generally gets good replies to his Q of the Week, so I expect it would be a productive exercise and of course provide more good content for the forum.