Though I'm just now joining the forum, I've been coming to this site for quite a long time. I started programming a few years back, beginning with C++. This was the first place that came up in my search for tutorials, and was the place I started learning the language (and practically lived for a few weeks as I scoured the pages for every tip and detail I could get). However I was too busy learning C++ to notice the site had a message board back then, or pay much attention if I did, and never got around to joining.
Eventually other things got in the way and I fell out of programming for quite a while. I got back into it sometime late last year, returning to C++, and learning C#. I also spent some time playing around with the XNA framework after being introduced to it due to a challenge on another forum. With a little more experience in hand I recently decided to take another shot at learning to work with OpenGL and again ended up here. Needless to say, I have fond feelings for this site, as its where I got my start. Because of that, I was excited to see that cprogramming.com had a message board -and an active one at that-.
It may have been a lonely experience last time around, but its good to be back.
....Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to any here celebrating it!