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Discussion on: #ClubChat: How did you originally get into community?

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Alex Angel Author

I first realized my love of online communities in 2004 via guilds on Kingdom of Loathing. Though I had routinely hung out in AOL chat rooms in the late '90s and early '00s, it never felt like a tight-knit group of people that I would consider friends. With KoL it was different, and it got me interested in building relationships with people online and moderating online spaces.

I started moderating a couple small subreddits in '09/'10 and loooved it, and when I saw that reddit had an opportunity to join the team as a community manager I reached out and they took a flyer on me. I honestly had no idea what a community manager did at that point in time, but I was up for the challenge and am so glad that I dove in head first.

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Cindy Au

oh my god, I used to love playing KoL!

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Alex Angel Author

Ahhh amazing!! Do you still have an account?

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Cindy Au

I think I do but I haven't used it in years (my username was Freethrow...long story). I used to love the Crimbo surprises! And meat!

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Alex Angel Author

Hey, no judgement on usernames here. Mine is cupcake1713 😂