It's a great thread, it's a shame most of the links aren't working. I guess the old boards are finally dead. I came here in 2004 after having sent some stuff to Per about bugs in the game. I had been in touch with him before I joined here, I think... Maybe Per remembers. I had known of the web site for a long time before that, though, I remember reading the whole "San Andreas Vault" thing and even then it was out of date (Speculation about Fallout 2, albeit humerus). But I can say that this was at the time my first foray into internet forums and, while I can't say I really changed NMA too awful much it did change me. I remember Psychosniper very much and always wonder, at the same time, why he was banned, and why he wasn't banned sooner. Life is funny. I remember DiamondGypsy came back once. For about five minutes. I read many of her posts and I'm still not convinced such a person could exist. But unlike so much of the internet today NMA is largely people with intelligent individuals who actually can form words into sentences and actually write useful threads. I'm a member of some other forums I don't post on any more. I might not post here every damn day like I used to, but I still come back here. NMA, the first, the best.