My first Post: Hello GTplaneteers! Been lurking for months now and mostly want to thank everyone here for making me laugh out aloud, helping me immensely with advice on GT 5 (among other things), educating me on frighteningly esoteric subjects - as well as telling me stuff I have no use for but still find interesting! I come from a HUGE family of gamers - we have pretty much every game console there is going way back to the Commodore 64, and most of them are being used, if not already time-capsuled for future progeny. I am from Canada, I play with a G25 (Love it!) - all my 'own' games in the family are either racing or flying games. Ok, I confess, I play Sims too. How did I find GTPlanet? Well, was already into many GT sites - Kerrs' , GTFox's, etc, etc, too many nice people to mention, (because of GT4) but after starting up GT5, I clicked on Stormbringers' Trial Mountain test thread, which held me enough to investigate other threads (and the flavour of moderation) and I find that this is a solid, helpful, humourous, and incredibly eclectic community. Please accept me into your ranks and I will do my best to be an asset to your community. And finallly, but not least - a Thank You to Jordan, for the opportunity. Blessings. . . H. Added: I lost the G25 and now play with a DFGT. Added: I now have a G27, too. Awesome wheel. 1st August 2011: Still here. After a hundred posts. Enjoying GTPlanet tremendously-the debates, the comedy, the helpful info, the pictures and videos, the constant discussions around our favourite pastime - which is being petrolheads, gasoline junkies, car nuts . . . effecting everything in our lifestyle. 7th June 2012: And a thousand posts later . . . I can't believe I'm still here. Not because I've not been booted out for buffoonary. The ratio of newcomers who are shutout is miniscule to the amount of members who register, make a few posts and then disappear. There are a dozen good communities out there devoted to racing games, onlineplay, and informative and entertaining communal foruming. So what is it about GTPlanet that keeps one of the 'elders' of gaming scrolling away here? The GTPlanet Community. And I'm talking about the community that has been here many, many years - who have stuck though thick and thin and made this site what it is today. You know who you are. I thank you for all the great work you've done, and continue to do, as we attract more and more like-minded people. GTPlanet is growing, ever-evolving, into the kind of 0ne-Stop-Shop site that can turn into a News/Entertainment/Trading/Blogging/Social-networking/Hobby, et al Hot-spot that draws in people from 13 to 113. With all of them having gas-tanks for bellies, tires for feet, and an ECU planted firmly between their eyes. Cheers Everybody! Happy to be here still, and thanks for all the fish good times. Harry. "The Silver Fox" 24th March 2013 Update: 3000 Posts! WTH have I been saying? I know it's not a race to the finish when contributing, but I seem to have done more laps than I would have envisaged when I joined up to post two years ago. Well, tomorrow (today for some of you) I begin my third year here - and I must say that I have never laughed so hard sometimes, or learned so much about racing and cars and gaming, and . . . beer . . . babes, gods, foods, tragedies, comedies, world events. . . . so many interesting polls . . . did I mention model cars? . . . Thanks, once again, Jordan, and a hug to all the staff that volunteer to do the really great job they do over here to keep the site decent and active. Yes . . . I'll be renewing my subscription. Least I can do. 16th April 2014. 3 years . . . I'm getting old at this rate. 24th March 2015 Four laps around the Sun . . . with GTPlanet to keep me company. It's been a great ride. Such a great community - wise old folk, sparklingly brilliant youngsters, people from many walks of life united in one way or another to a love of cars, and every lifestyle, and discipline to go with it - whether it's racing or racing movies, driving or driving music, tinkering, toying, tuning or touching in one way or another - this brings us together and then scatters us, like seeds in the right directions of the planet. GTPlanet, that is. Drifters, Draggers, Foodies and Movie Addicts, guitar players, and soon-to-be real racers, programmers and lawyers, accountants and janitors, schoolboys and M.Scs . . . they are all here in their niches enjoying the planet. And I'm one of those lucky people to be around such people - four years gone by, as many Christmasses, New Year Eves, and far more DLCs, and Seasonals gone by. Some memorable threads came. And went - ghosts of time, textual neutrinos . . .. GT5 firmly entrenched as a game to be played on and off, but GT6 now in full blast, hype train overloaded to the rails. Spring just sprung - the same as it does every year I get to update this thread with the note that another year has gone.