i found it through google about 2 years ago. i was looking to find out more about xp as i had just got it for christmas it was Iceman`` who kept me here + introduced me too irc so you can all blame him
I was searching Google for tweaks to enhance XP's performance...came upon XP-erience, and thought it was a great place to join. Since it was the first forum I ever joined, I was concerned about privacy/spam issues, so I signed up with a b0rked email address and the name "XPMagic"
I then later switched to NetRyder...the name I had been using online everywhere else (IM/Chat etc).
ahh.. yes... I remember the day like it was yesterday... sitting in an IRC channel... think it was early/mid August of '01.
There was a bot (hosted on eggdrop run off the old XP-erience server, note the server was bought originally for the eggdrop service.. the domain name was merely an additional feature) which kept on spurting out this same site every so often... so I decided to take a look... turned out to be a help/support/news forums regarding Windows XP...
...ended up posting replies to threads.. getting involved in the community, basically got attached.
Searching for Windows XP information about a week after information leaked of it's existence, located Bink's site with about 38-billion links on it to other sites, went to them all, stayed at the best one