Most Helpful Guy
Well, back in May of last year when I joined, I was going through a rough patch of life. I was feeling pretty isolated and down about the world and it wasn't great to say the least. From that, I would occasionally spend my nights looking up ways to help myself out via online because I was kind of ashamed of seeking help from others. (In fairness, I had already sought after professional help that my university offered by this point, but all it did was confirm what I already knew. Didn't help one bit.)
I believe I was looking up a question to help me out, and then I stumbled across GAG in the searches. I made an account, if I recall correctly, firstly due to the popups that kept happening. I wanted to view the site content but I kept getting a "sign in" popup : .
I stayed though because I realized it was a question answer forum. I had been a former active yahoo answer member and enjoyed it, so I answered a couple questions on here. Besides liking the site format much better than Y! A, I found that helping others out on here actually translated to helping myself feel better. It also gave me moments to reflect on life and writing about stuff in turn helped sort out my own life, odd as it sounds. I also met people on here that I felt I could open up to.
I found it easier to open up about my problems online on questions and to friendships made on here. This helped me figure things out.
Over a long, gradual process on the site, I realized that I was no longer feeling like crap and that I was feeling genuinely happy for the first time in awhile. Because of the benefit the site gave me, I stayed on and helped others... and that's how I'm here today. Weird stuff but true. GAG actually had a positive impact.
TL;DR; I stumbled upon it and liked question-answer forums, so I just started answering stuff.1