I remember when I first discovered the BV (way, way back when) and it fascinated me what the discussions where about. Somethings I had never heard about and some topics that spoke right from my heart the way I felt about what was happening in our world.
Back than there was a whole different set of people around and the conversations back than simply opened a part of the world to me I didn't take time to look deeper at before discovering the BV.
Learned a lot, did a lot of my own research which has helped shape my opinion.
9/11 increased my activity here at the BV of course.
Today I just pop in and out for my fix. It is no longer the only forum I check out but pretty much the only one I post at. Forums are great. So many different people from so many different places that post all kinds of tidbits that would be impossible to discover on your own is one of the reasons I love the BV as well as other forums.
One of the other reasons I love coming to the BV is that there are some of the old timers still around and after so many years I have gotten to know some of them more personal due to the different subjects and it is nice to see that they are still around alive and kicking and still sharing part of their lives here with us.
The other reason I come around is to see what screamzero is up to.