How long have you been on TH?

Posted 29 days, 23 hours ago by Caine

When did you join?

15 Votes 2014
27 Votes 2015
29 Votes 2016
33 Votes 2017
30 Votes 2018
3 Votes 2019

Inspired by @iBrBz's thread about TH generations, here is a thread about your join date! 

Do you still remember how you were invited? What was the site like when you joined, and have things changed since then? Do you have any memorable TH moments or big updates you remember particularly well? Have you had any long hiatuses on the site? Feel free to share & add more of your own too if you wish! 

zinnia

i joined in october of 2015 ! though i kinda used th on and off throughout then and only got 'active' early 2017-2018 iirc? which is when i found out the forums existed

the first character i uploaded was my old fursona on the same day i joined

the only real update i remember is ... not being able to add more than one character to an image lol
some of my older char galleries still have duplicate uploads from when before that was a thing

Historia

I joined nearly 2 years ago (2017), and I remembered getting an invite code for free on Deviantart, but I don't know where on this site I got it from, though. 2018, however, is when I started to become more active.

The site didn't change that much to me, though since then, the updates to this site became a lot more generous to me. I don't really remember any TH moments though. I only go on hiatus when I'm on vacation or stuff like that, but otherwise, I only do it ocassionally.

The first character that I ever uploaded to this site was Ruka, who is now retired, alongside everyone else that I uploaded during my first four months on this site. At first, I'm only limited to creatures, but as time went by, I got more interested in humanoids, and my designing skills improved as well.

I joined under the username "AORIMARU" (Named after my former sona), I had undergone several username changes, and after changing my username to "Historia", I haven't changed it since.

To expand on my post:

Most people seem to recognize me as "the person who always use Lilina from Fire Emblem as her icon", but prior to February of 2018, I didn't know who Lilina was, up until the point when the Love Abounds banner in Fire Emblem Heroes went live, and I desperately summoned multiple times just to get LA!Lilina until I finally got her. I didn't summon the regular version, until two months later just a few days after she got her (Really good) weapon refine. Back on topic, Lilina became pretty much of a staple to my account.

Since I'm mostly active on the forums, I got more into it, and became one of the many forumgoers/regulars on this site.

hedgemaze

I got a invite during Artfight 2017 (July). I didn't know anyone here at first and I didn't really know how to use the site well, so I didn't upload my characters until that September, and I didn't start using the forums until January 2018, when my friend Raddishes became active here. c':

Pepperly

December 2014. I remember the old site, the lack of ... everything. It's so different now.

Fun fact, the Art Freebies section was my idea! To separate the freebs from the marketplace. :Oc

Caine

I have been here since March 2015 so I feel like I sort of remember pretty much all the updates since then because apparently I have just. no other life but to hang out on TH?? I didn't use the forums much at first though but recall getting actively later on in 2015 and increasing in activity in 2016 when I got more into adopt business. I have seen my Fair Share of forum drama though and still remember a lot of users associated and it feels wild to browse old profiles and be like "yeah this user left in 201X after drama X" and "this one was practically chased out because of off-site conflict" it's like walking in a museum sometimes. 

I also remember users who used to be active in general but then either deleted, sort of faded away or just stopped using the forums and made their account strictly an OC storage. The atmosphere on the forums has already shifted several times too, sometimes for the better and sometimes... not better. 

Oh yeah also one major change I remember is when the most popular characters bar was on the front page as a default and people would try their hardest to get their character on that top row? Like I always considered it a fun game that pushed me to put more effort into my profiles but sadly it escalated fast and was then finally removed after so much drama and misuse. Also, during that time joke characters were a HUGE thing bc those easily got faves and once they hit the front page they'd get even more likes, and this joke character thing (if I recall correctly) also ended up being the reason the rules now state racist caricatures etc are strictly not allowed here. 

Kogami

I got invited by joining a random raffle in dA and won through that! Joined around March 2017 2018 and had a small phase of inactivity because ajkdhja everything was quite overwhelming to me back then but now I use Toyhouse more than I use Twitter lol

Also hearing about how much TH have changed makes me wonder how much the site have evolved since then, especially during when TH codes are considered a valueable thing to trade for money/art lol

(I still use Weebly as my main infodump for my characters but this is my first OC-centric community I've joined that isn't some kind of discord server or smth. And Charahub barely had interactions lmao)

Edit: I forgot it's already 2019 so I joined during 2018. Weirdly enough I voted the right year lol

Kazeun

I joined back in December 2016. I believe I got my code from Flight Rising? I’m not too sure. I wasn’t really active back then so I’m not sure what’s changed since then. 

I started being more active this past summer since I wasn’t using dA as much and I wanted to get back into really using my ocs c:

Wicked

my first account was in 2014! though this one i currently use was made in nov 2015... i been around here a while LOL

Wicked

omg th memory time....
- remember when "big" creators used to actually post on the forums? it was kinda cool to see ya favs with us little ppl
- forums were a lot slower back in the day. adopt trades was the only super active one. every single person on this site wanted a purrmaid
- i made the first "complaints" thread as a place where i could post stupid shit like "i have to pee but don't wanna get up" - it got real ugly with ppl using it to make obvious remarks about others... i @'d someone to tell them their comment was inappropriate and they tried to fight me? so i closed the board. it was remade & was just as ugly. i have many regrets, it's literally like... a dark TH memory for me a;ldkfjds i feel the vent board was a nice clean up the mods seem to keep it nice
- ppl use to get SO MAD about the popular characters on the front page like... it mattered at all. i'm p sure all this stupid petty rage is why certain popular creators don't post their stuff here anymore. for a while we lost it but i'm glad they brought it back as an option you can click on cuz i like it.
- fav trading used to be big for a while? cuz favs boosted you to the front page. HOWEVER i always kept this to myself but it was literally pointless, by trading you are balancing each other out. to get to the fp you had to have a higher volume of favs in a shorter amount of time, when you traded you were just... leveling out and not boosting yourself lol
- the old legacy layout. literally such a struggle the new layout is so much better. i know ppl get frustrated with this mobile layout but the old site i dont even think had a mobile setting LOL
- we have so many more features now in general.. honestly if i joined th today i'd probably get confused and quit. old TH was lot simpler, easy for my pea brain
- th went through a time of ppl just like... making so many boards so they could pretend to be subtle about shitting on "popular" ppl & closed species? it was not subtle, it was ugly. i think it phased out for the most part but i feel like this really drove away some ppl in the community
- pretty much all the ppl i loved when i first joined are gone now rip i think some of them still sign in but none of them use the forums anymoe
- i ran an age poll back in the day, most users were 21 - 24 age rage. same poll is up today, the range has real shifted down to be like 17 - 20 now. the difference is notable in the forums LOL
- my first board for coding is 3 years & 1 month old. i was the first person to make templates on here 'u' me little legacy i suppose

Shayochism

Jan 2015 apparently if I recall correctly.

MaplesHaiku

August 24th, 2016 is the register date on my stats page! Back in my day we had:

  • No themes. Everything was white. Nowadays I have the cool Bee theme I had since it got implemented.
  • No tabs
  • No literature
  • I don't think links existed
  • Popular characters
  • Only one character per image... which meant uploading multiple of the same image for ones that had more than one character
  • Forum Games section didn't exist iirc
Probably some other stuff too, I just can't remember them.
timeandtimor

Joined in 2015 - wow - but I hadn't visited the forums at all til like 2017 I think and even then it was rare until late last year (2018) when I got into forum games.

BroodingBungalow

January 22, 2018 is when I joined. I'll have been on Toyhouse for a year in two days, which is crazy to think about. I'll respond more in-depth later today.

callilux

September 2017, after artfight that year, I got my code from a nice person in the AF discord. So not that long relatively speaking but still feels like ages, wow.

Biggest updates that stick out to me are content warning and literature functions.

I was more active on the forums, mainly on the games, around the time I joined. Kind of exhausted my interest/don't keep up with it now and focus more on profiles, writing, etc. There are a lot more OOC games now compared to when I joined.

I think I was a bit late to witness any Big dramas (or I'm just a hermit lmao) but there's still been a handful.