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What's happening, people? by traxor on 06-02-2018 at 02:42 AM
This week I spent some time in Toronto, ON and visited the Eaton Center. Almost 12 years ago (August 2006), I had the privilege of meeting a few of the friends I’d made on the Messenger Plus! forums.
At the time, I didn’t realize that my time here would have such an effect on my future. Pretty much all my formative years were spent on that place, and it defined who I am today.
Fifteen years after joining the forum, I’m a resident of the United States and about to hit my 10th year of selling my design services, most recently working on some cool stuff over at Netflix. Without discovering this place, I would not have had the kinds of opportunities to travel, make friends, meet my (now) wife, and get the jobs.
All those late nights staring at a CRT monitor were worth it for me, and I hope you’re all living your best lives too.
P.S. This was almost largely driven from remembering the existence of a certain video.
P.S.S. I would love to hear what you're all up to.
P.S.S.S. If anyone lives in Upstate NY, feel free to hit me up.
RE: What's happening, people? by Dane on 06-03-2018 at 12:13 AM
Congrats man! Sound's like you've had a lot of great things happen! I missed the tail end of the MsgPlus development stuff....life happened and I had a lot of big changes in living situations etc but I love looking back and reading how everything went!
RE: What's happening, people? by Vimto on 06-13-2018 at 07:27 AM
12 Years Ago I joined the Forum! I'm still living in the UK, somehow ended up as an E-Commerce & Marketing Manager (despite going to Uni for accountancy), and after seeing the little community on the Amazon Seller Forums I got super nostalgic and tried to see if there were any remnants of msghelp... I'd looked before a couple years ago and didn't find anything, so this made me really happy!
The forum was a real escape for me when I was younger, and I made some real true friends!
This is awesome Hope everyone is doing well in their lives, happy healthy and all that!
Need to work on some sort of Wild Bird Call to get a load other members back here
RE: What's happening, people? by foaly on 06-27-2018 at 07:59 PM
It is really nice to hear peoples then and now stories
RE: What's happening, people? by Chrono on 09-06-2018 at 07:07 AM
We all have fond memories of Traxor.avi
Good to know about you. i Lived in NY 2016-2017, cool place to be in. So are you working at Netflix or for them?
We all moved on and i know that you may not read this in who knows how long, but i hope you and everyone else have a happy life . i visit here every now and then, the shoutbox has a little bit of activity sometimes
Edited: Seeing that i joined 16 years ago made me feel old, that's half my freaking life rofl