Here's to the next 4 years being as epic as the first.
I remember doing a birthday post last year. I almost didn't make one because I felt like I was still too new to the community, but in the end I joined in the fun and slapped something together. You know what? It was great to feel like I was part of something this awesome and it still is great.
I know there are a lot of people who think like I once did, that they aren't well known enough or clever enough to be a recognized community member. They lurk the shadows, make a few off-hand forum posts and get kicked only once from IRC. The thing is that unlike other so-called online communities where you have to devote your life to commenting for years before anyone recognizes you, at Destructoid you are a member of the community from day one.
Even if we don't know you yet, once you introduce yourself there isn't a waiting period to be accepted. I've never seen anything like that before anywhere else so I have to assume it's something pretty special.
This made a lot more sense to me before I started writing it, but it's hard to describe such an unprecedented phenomenon so bear with me.
The bottom line is that this place is something so special and remarkable that just getting to consider myself a part of it is an awesome experience. Getting to know more of the community and hanging out with my forum kids on a daily basis is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned.
So I'd like to give a heartfelt thank you to our resident overlord Niero and wish a happy birthday not only to him and this amazing site he created, but also to all the members of our little community. You guys make this a place to want to be part of and in a way it's success is also our success.
Happy Birthday Destructoid
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