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What will you give back to the community? What will be your legacy here?

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So, an idea that's been going through my mind, probably like an old man on his deathbed equivalent as I prepare to taper off my time here and move on to other hobbies... I wanted to present a question to you all and hopefully this can be a very genuine, thought-provoking discussion.

I've gained so much through this board, whether it's knowledge, friendships, killing time, a helluva lot of clothes, etc and I feel a strong sense of ownership/stewardship towards the forum. I'm wondering what all I'm known for, or will be, or I feel like I want to give something back; I'm big on the whole idea of 'leave things better than when you found them' and leaving a legacy for the future.

So my question to you is this - what are you willing to give back to the community as payment (paying it forward?) for what others gave to you? What will you be known or remembered for? What will be your legacy to this board? It's like the line from The Social Network, the internet is written in ink. The users come and go but the content stays for all time. And I'm certainly not discounting some new very exciting active posters, this isn't just an appeal to the 'old guys'. and I'm not discounting what you've already done, so don't get defensive. This is forward looking.

And my appeal to you is this - please, take some time and really think about everything you've gained from this site, then think about what you can do to make a difference. It's us, the 'veterans' (if I may include myself) who've got the most to offer, and I think you'll agree that the numbers are dwindling. There are some amazing people here who are repositories of knowledge, skill, judgment, etc and I would hate to see that get lost.

So, got any ideas on what you will give back?




Example ideas:
Maybe you have a unique skill set?
Want to become a moderator?
Local company/line that nobody else has that you can review?
Want to fill out the product reviews section?
Can you post more in the small questions thread?
Are you just a funny guy and a joker and want to post a million times a day?
etc.
you get the idea. Got any more?
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Dude, it's just a clothes website. We're not curing cancer here.
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