Today on December 10, 2017 I've officially been on GTAF for 10 years (although haven't been as active since after V came out and the forum skin changed)
Here's my story:
It was August 2007 and my friend told me about this new GTA called GTA IV and it's super awesome graphics and said that there were already 2 trailers out. I instantly felt an adrenaline rush and as soon as I came back from school I watched Trailer 1 and 2 on the Rockstar website. For the next hours I googled stuff about GTA IV and came across this topic and this topic. After a few months of browsing the forums I eventually joined on December 10 2007 under the username macorules94. I didn't really post anything until discovering a spelling error in a screenshot and made this topic.
Basically, I was young and after a couple of months started spamming and being very annoying and in September 2008 I got temporarily banned for posting off topic (see post.) In the meantime I was arguing with MobBG about Macedonia and Bulgaria (see arguement) and I wanted to continue so I moronically made another account under the username jOkEr_XD. The mods weren't hard to fool and realized it was me and permanently banned me on September 10 2008. In the next couple of days I kept making new accounts but they kept being banned.
A few months (of depression) passed and in January 2009 I made another account under the username Bla_Bla_Bla and lasted about a month before mods realized it was me. Then in February 2009 I made another account under the username xXx-KILLA-xXx and lasted just over a month.
Anywho, on April 11 2009 I decided to give it one more shot but to be as good as I could and the mods generously gave me another chance and I've lasted ever since.
Respect List (accumulated over the decade):
The whole AMF crew
ghost of delete key
Juice by kayla marie
Money Over Bullsh*t
Pico / Picolini