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New members welcome thread?

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Firstly, I hope this is alright to post or that I have at least posted this thread in the correct section of the forum...

Maybe we could have a sticky thread for new members to introduce themselves? 

For me, it's always the first thing I look for when signing up on a new forum. 

On that topic, I'm new here, I thought I would sign up as I heard the forum mentioned on a podcast. I stumbled upon the podcast accidentally as my YouTube went into autoplay. I'm glad it did too! 

I'm an old school technology forum crawler, more specifically PC hardware forums, an automotive technician, a chef and a web admin. I listen to a number of podcasts on and off and I just wanted to sign up and show some support for the show and I hope it continues to grow!

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Hello, Russell!
Couldn't agree with you more, "introduce yourself thread" makes community welcoming and inclusive.
My name is Jack, btw, and it's nice to meet you. Pretty sad that you haven't visited community since your last post.
I'm a geek, hobbyist and an IT freelancer. Came here because of podcast too and just wanted to say, how great it is. Thanks for your work!

p.s. - Live long and prosper ?

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Hi! I'm Mike. I'm an internet veteran and random facts addict. As for how I ended up here, I started following Rob Dyke which led me to Matthew Santoro which led me to Chills/Top 15 & Obsolete Oddity after which YouTube recommended List 25. I was dismayed I never knew that List 25 had a YouTube channel because I knew about the website for a long time and started watching rabidly (like I'd personally watch any other way). One day I found they had collaboration with TopTenzNet and I discovered the venerable Simon Whistler. Mr. Whistler mentioned a new channel he had called Biographics in which he mentioned another channel named Today I Found Out. 

I like macabre, horror, comedy, non-fiction, true crime and debunkers (Doctor Mike, History Buff, etc) for my YouTube entertainment and, obviously, Today I Found Out fits right in there. I'm pushing 50 and it's sometimes hard to find new obscure stuff to learn and about 25% of TIFO's content is completely new to me. And what I do know is re-consumed in a very entertaining milieu. The podcast is a great reminder of what I do know and a wonderful surprise of what I don't. It's great to hear people converse using multi-syllabic vocabulary and in the corny, best pals style of two people who genuinely want to learn and share what they learn while being bromance partners.. 

I'm an old-school geek, gaming dork, nerd and fandom fan. My vocation is gamemaster but I've recently been derailed by a steadily failing voicebox. I also mentor LGBT youth and have the honor of being a lot of unruly inner=city kids' "Uncle" Mike. 😁 

Love the podcast, love the channel, and even loved having my eardrums blown out by Simon's whistling. 
Spouse: "What are you listening to?"
Me: "Simon Whistler whistling..."
Spouse:  "...."
 

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I heard about the website on the podcast.  I found the podcast through Today I Found Out.I'm a retired teacher, 34 years in Philadelphia. I love to travel, read, listen to podcasts and watch Youtube. I also love spending time with my almost two year old grandson. Looking forward to many good discussions.

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I do spend a lot of time 0n Youtube during my free time. I mostly watch self-help and fact videos. Glad I stumble upon this forum since I've been feeling so toxic browsing on social media. 

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Hello, my name is RedPanda.

I`m from the Netherlands and first started with the today i found out youtube channel after searching for a channel like that for a long time. Through there I also learned about the Biographic and Toptenz channels and last but not least the brainfood podcast. It`s the first podcast I have been following and haven`t found any other that I like yet.

I love the way the podcast combines intresting facts about one topic with random facts about other things and that you can hear the enthusiasm in their voices.

Keep up the good work Simon and Daven, I hope to hear your voices again soon.

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Hi everyone! My name is Annie but my alias is Digital Hominin. I have always loved that name since its pretty accurate. I first found the TIFO channel years ago and quickly followed Top Tens, Biographics, and now the podcast. I love learning about a myriad of topics and these channels +podcast provide a massive variety! I am a huge history nerd and love how history plays such a huge part in all your topics, even how such tech thing came into being! Its so fascinating! 

I honestly have to say the best part of this podcast (outside of the hilarious asides) is the length the research goes. Its amazingly impressive and extremely refreshing to hear a podcast say "but we really don't know". It just proves how much passion you have for details, research, and accuracy. Hearing it makes me trust this podcast so much more! 

Keep it up and when is that Picard podcast starting? lol.

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