Actually there was a wave of this kind of thread two months ago but I was too much of a slowpoke to get to 1k at the time. Well, Smogon itself hasn't actually existed for 10 years but I've spent that long in the Pokemon community, anyway, and I'm probably the one person in the entire world(!) who can actually say that. I joined when I was 10 and I'm 20 now. I wasn't there at the very start (you need to look for rare fossils like avatar and gk) but I've seen my fair share of things, watching the elitist and harsh community transform into the bureaucratic university it is today. I don't talk about sentimental stuff but I don't mind reflecting on the past. I have to say that the community's probably been one of the biggest influences I've ever had in my life. The annoying 10-year old kid learned so many things from you guys over the past decade; mainly the lesson was don't be annoying or you get banned, but there were nice guys who helped me out too. Talking to you guys from all over the world taught me so much and made me widen my point of view past this small island country I live in. There are just simply too many ways in which I've been shaped by this community. I don't believe in individuals shoutouts and I'm not going to start now, but shoutouts to all the guys I've talked to and still talk to even now. Thanks, and here's to TEN MORE YEARS!