I've been a hardcore Kotaku user/defender for the past 5 or 6 years, but not until this past year did I begin to partake in TAY. Why did it take so long? I'm just not the type to post on forums. I like to debate/converse on the comment section of articles, but creating my own topics just weirded me out abit; it seemed like a rabbit hole you could fall into very easily (mostly because I have a friend who uses SA and took it to the god damn extreme)
After finally taking a look, I could tell TAY was different. It seemed like a great place to talk to the community, ask questions, debate, argue, swear, caps lock... YOU GET THE FUCKING POINT...
Anyway, most of TAYs success was attributed to its nonchalantness; it was no frills, there were no fancy titles, no editing tools, it was as simple as Internet communication could get.
But now, it's just too serious...
You have access to everything a kotaku editer has, and not everyone has posting privileges, though I assume it isn't that hard to get access.
It seems like too much is on the line, that I have to be somewhat professional in how I post here (I feel like a dick typing this out right now). Maybe that's just me though, I haven't really lurked through what others have posted yet, so maybe I'm wrong and am being too OCD about it.
I just hope/wish it will remain a place I can post my dumbass questions and get answers from a community of individuals I understand. Gamers
And yes, that picture is gangster Atticus Finch chilling with tupac and biggie angel babies, while sippin on a colt 45