Dont Hate! Gyrate!
Then FSW shut down and most people from FSW migrated here.
Then Adrian started Skatingforums for some of the people who missed FSW.
That's the very short and simple version.
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."-- Albert Einstein.
I like Sf but what else to say except I just lost interest. But I will miss the parlour...
Are we really that snarky? I hadn't noticed.
Adrian is shutting down SashaFans as well, though I think a considerable number of people who post there post here anyway. I joined FSU a few months after SF. Gawd, when I was in high school.
fwiw - I came over to the :dark side: a couple of years ago. When I first starting reading/posting there were several posters that terrified me, But then I just learned that they have a different posting personata and really are a lot of fun to "be around". There are times that I engage in personality wars - so that is my fault even moreso than a particular poster. The skating pbps are awesome, particularly for those events not in my country.
There are quite a few members who stay silent for years. I guess that is ok too. Just like anything, change is what you make of it. It can be the worst thing that ever happened to you or it can be a wonderful adventure but life is never stagnet. You can choose.
As I said the posters who scared me most - I find among the most interesting now.
Er, I'm kind of excited to have everyone come to FSU! As long as all the awesome On Ice peeps from SF migrate to Moves in the Field, it'll be the best of both worlds.