“Mikey” ran it for a while and it was a split off of TTORA from what I recall.
I think I found it around ‘01/‘02?
I think more about the future of this site than the origin. I’m glad it’s here, but worry that one day it will fizzle out. Most forums are not nearly as popular as they once were, so what happens when the traffic here has dwindled and it isn’t worth Shawn dealing with it?
I remember when I became a member, I needed a “sponsor” in order to post and such, I messaged a random member asking for a sponsor, stating I was relatives with another recent member, he agreed to sponsor me but warned me if I got out of line he would come park his shit on top of mine. No idea who the member was, I was just trying to be able to read and post....been off and on since join date, don’t post much but rather read