I’m new to collecting retro stuff, and as such I’m also new to retro forums. In Dec 2017, I pulled out some old retro consoles that I had kept since I was a kid (Master System, GameBoy Advance, Game Gear, Original XBOX, GameCube), and made the decision to actively collect some other stuff. I found a good CRT on kijiji and set myself up a nice little retro area in my basement, and hit the ground running!
This is literally the first retro forum I felt was a good fit for me, and I signed up immediately. I later learned that the forum is just over 100 days old, and the vets here talk about the old forums and how bad they were.
What’s the history? What was the reason for the closure or the mass exodus from the old site?
Can I have a history lesson?