If I remember correctly, I found Fanpop when I was searching for pictures of Noah Wyle. I found the ER spot and lots of nice pictures, picks an other stuff. I immediately joined, so that I could answer picks.
I remember thinking how brilliant it was to make one site, with lots of fanclubs combined. I always looked for fansites, but lots of different ones is just not that practical. Here in the Netherlands we had a site called 'Hyves' which was a bit like Facebook, and also with pages for TV shows/celebrities. Fanpop reminded me of that. Obviously people from all over the world have a lot more to share then just Dutch people, so Fanpop had a lot more content.
As I said, I came here looking for pictures of Noah Wyle, so when I realized he didn't have his own spot, I created it! I was so happy I contributed to this site. I made me feel really involved.
I like the fact that Fanpop users are from all over the world. I also like the fact that users actively help each other with (fanpop-related)problems. The people here are mostly really nice. They treat each other respectfully, even if they don’t share their opinion. But the thing I like most is how actively involved the F4 are! I've never seen that on any other site. They listen to what fans have to say and they help out whenever they can. I registered so quickly I never realized my login would also be my screenname, so I used my full name. That became a problem, since it was the first thing you found when someone googled my name. I send a message to the F4 and they were kind enough to make an exception for me and change my username! I'm still so grateful they did that!
I hope Fanpop stays online forever, because it’s a great addition to the internet. It really brings people with the same interests together.
I was looking for a House desktop wallpaper and my search found the wallpapers section of the House MD Spot. Poked around the rest of the spot, then lurked for a while, then joined because I wanted to yell my opinions about the show too.
Why I stayed? This place allows me get my crazy out. Most of my friends aren't as obsessed with tv shows/movies/bands/people as I am, but my friends on Fanpop are. So Fanpop provides me with a creative outlet for my love of things with people who support that too.
I came across Fanpop a bit over three years ago when I was searching Google for House M.D. pictures.
And that was it - it was love at first sight.
I was mainly on the House M.D. spot at first and it was awesome because it was a perfect place to rant and rave about things I was obsessed with and couldn't go on and on about with my friends or family. Making polls and writing articles are really fun and at the time I loved the small community that Fanpop was.
Back then we all really knew each other and there was a definitive core group of well known people on many spots . It's still like that today, but there are a lot more people now and I've just drifted away a bit since then, but I still check it almost every day. I also leave comments or make picks fairly often - just not as much as before.
I also love the fact that we are from all over the world - it's amazing getting to know people who live such similar yet different lives half way across the world. I've made a lot of good friends here and I love being part of the community.
It also really feels good to have kind of a legacy here. I've created several spots (only one of which is even remotely popular) and I've contributed a lot to a small number of spots - leaving me feeling relatively well known and appreciated around them. And I feel the same towards the other "elder users" I guess I could call them. I'm on the tail end of the more original group of people and I'm really glad I got to be a part of the time when that first generation was still there!
I found out about fanpop on youtube. I searched websites and fanpop came up. I looked for the website and registered. I don't know why I did it. I guess it was to meet new people. and to show my artwork. I stayed because of all the people who were nice to me. now I have lots of friends than I did before! I met alot of people who are fans of sonic, like me. I don't really fit in with my thoughts anf feelings about certain things but I know with my friends i'm not the only one who thinks that.
I was trying to find the 'Total Drama World Tour' trailer in October '09, and I saw that there was a 'quiz' section, so I'm like, "Woah! That's cool!" Then I saw the Duncan and Courtney club, and what made me stay is that I discovered a real passion for writing and I started making fanfics.
I always knew Fanpop existed because when I searched up my favorite TV shows on Google Fanpop would always be on the first page of results.
I really wanted to see what it was so I joined. I joined all my favorite clubs and started adding pics and stuff.
It was really fun so I stayed. I enjoy working hard for my medals. I got one for the Supernatural spot today. YAY!
really ,I was searching for Michael Jackson Images
On Google ,this site came across in search , I found nice Images
so ,I decided to Join!!!
but sometimes ,I regret To Join ,for nothing but ,I addict using it
I was searching for pictures with MJ .. and I didn't registered for the first time. I was like a guest.. I was coming here almost every day but just looking. I sow many posts, comments of some fans.. and I decided to register. Then I met wonderful fans here.. wonderful friends... people that I never dreamed before to meet!!! :)) I was and still I am so happy and so blessed to have found you!!
I became addicted.. if I don't come here 1 day I feel like sick.. lol..
Now it's part of my life.. and I'm happy about it!! :)
I wondered so much time who created this amazing site.. to give a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!! You have no idea how happy are so many people coming here.. sharing ideas, sharing their joy or their sorrow..
Thank you for everything!!!!!
you're really amazing!!!
i had no idea what fanpop was aboot and i only registered to say "thank you" to some users who had posted episodes. i never thought to participate (hence the original user name) and i ended up staying because of the community back then.
if i joined now i would probably be too overwhelmed by all the site features and sit in a corner trying to figure it all oot :P
oh and what REALLY sealed the deal was when you became my fan,dave! seriously though...it DID make me stay me thinks..user interaction/fanning and the first props. i think thats what keeps you in a community. fan interaction and people noticing your contributions (i will always remember my first prop came from megloveskyle)
It took me a couple of minutes to remember LOL..
I found fanpop on google,searching for OTH wallpapers... :D
At that time (2008) there was still a rating system here, so I clicked to rate an image and the "sign in" screen invited me to register.I didn't think at all because I was curious to see all the abilities of the site.Honestly, I don't remember what particularly made me stay but I'm sure that were not the medals because I didn't know about them till I got my first one and that was after an year of contribuing :D
Maybe, the first year and a half I was still in the process of "understanding" the features.. :D
But the fact that I met people who share my interests was enough to make me stay.
Someone posted a link to The Black Donnellys spot on another site I was a member of, I signed up here & joined the spot to raise the fan count. Got bored a little later and started poking around, found some interesting stuff & awesome people (including two distant cousins, a sister and a twin). Became addicted to picks, icon making & leaving sarcastic comments. Tried several rehab programs, medication, therapy, nothing worked. You're stuck with me, Fanpop. =P
I did a Google image search for Brandon Flowers at the dawn of my obsession and came across the stunning picture below. I noticed the other, equally stunning, photos above in the photo lineup thing about the image.
I clicked to the spots homepage to check out what else was there. I was interested in the quiz questions, so I registered so I could take it.
I noticed there weren't many questions, so I did an overhaul and added a lot more questions, and that's what brought me back daily. (I love counting how many people answer my questions)
I was on Facebook and I found a link for this article written on the Damon and Elena fan page. I looked at that person's profile and saw that they were a fan of other things too. I got interested because I saw Harry Potter, C.A.T., LOST, Supernatural, the Office, and other things. So I decided to join.
What made me stay? I was fascinated with the website. :)
I was searching for CSI-Las Vegas episodes because I was away from home, and fanpop came up. I didn't join right away till I went to answer a pick in the movies spot and it said I needed to register so that was the beginning of a beautiful relationship stayed because of friends.
i wonted to be apart of a Supernatural fan club online > so i googled it . fan pop was the first thing that came up
so after i was part of the club - what made me stay the most was the fans of Supernatural . there always really nice - giveing me props and helping me out
oh an i big apart of me staying was my profle - i have so much fan adding pictures n geting props . haveing icons - showing people what was my favorite clubs - i just got my first medal 2 so that cool - it was for Supernatural
Well,I was looking on google for any sonic fan character rps or seeing other pictures of character,and fanpop,was a google suggestion.I pressed the link,and made a fanpop file :D.I quit for awhile since I soon got bored,but I came back once I started watching anime.:D
I believe I was looking to see if there was any info on new episodes of "The Penguins of Madagascar", and came across something on Fanpop. I probably wouldn't have made an account, at least not right away, except that there were some role-players around that spot, and I found it pretty interesting, so I started looking around to see what the rest of the spot was like and loved all of Fanpop's different features and stuff.
I stuck around later because I made a lot of awesome friends, and I really liked finally having people to talk with on different spots who share my obsessions.
I think I discovered Fanpop by typing in a google search bar something about Vampire Academy or X-men and something with Fanpop came up. When I found out I could sign in with my Facebook account I was hooked. I started with the quizzes immediately. I come home from school and am doing my homework while playing on Fanpop. I love the way I can finally meet people who like the same things I do. That's really hard for me to do in my lifestyle.
I was looking up The Penguins of Madagascar on Google, and the Fanpop site was the first thing that came up, so I looked at it. I was so happy to see all the different things you can do with it, most websites have just pictures, just polls, stuff like that.
Then I thought, hmm... This would be nice to be a part of. so I created an account, and from there it just rocketed out of proportion. XD
I was searching for online chat rooms. and i found more than i bargained for! i chose to stay because....wow hard to explain! i just liked the fact that u could be in clubs and have "fans" and share ur thoughts with others. I think this place is unique....no other place like it! THANKS FOR MAKING THIS SITE!! *mwah*
Alright, so I was searching for random stuff and typed "Taylor Lautner" in google. One of the links said this: "Taylor Lautner vs. Joe Jonas". I clicked it. It took me to a question on fanpop on the Joe Jonas spot. I clicked "answer this question" It told me that I should register, so I just told myself "why not?" I typed in a username, a password, my email and my gender, it took me back to the question and I answered it. I decided to explore this site because I had no idea fanpop even existed before that and I like trying new things. Anyways I went on my profile and realised that we can join clubs, upload photos, create clubs and even have fans of ourselves! It seemed really fun. It was summer break so I had time to go on fanpop everyday. I found out more and more about it and enjoyed it more and more so I decided to stay here, Oh I also made a lot of good friends on here which is another reason that made me stay. Now I can't imagine what would my life be without fanpop! hehe But fanpop also changed a lot of my opinions and taste in things and life (like for example I used to love twilight now i don't) it also taught me that whatever someone's opinion is, or whoever likes or is a fan of someone or something that you don't, don't mock them because this is their life and their choices, and I'm very thankful for fanpop for that and thanks Dave and the rest for creating such an awesome website! :)
How did you discover Fanpop?
I remember I was trying to find a site where I could watch episodes of some tv shows and someone somewhere mentioned Fanpop. So I checked it out. I didn't sign up right away, which I regret because then my "Fanpopping since" would say Aug 2006 instead of May 2007(I know, big gap). But anyways, I think what compelled me to finally join was that I had found some episodes of Monk and saw that the Monk Spot was missing episodes. So I joined and posted the videos because I wanted other fans to be able to watch it too.
And what made you stay?
My friend had asked me why I always go onto Fanpop and not Facebook. And I still have no idea why. It could either be:
-The awesome Fanpoppers
-The fact that I get to contribute
It could be anything or everything about Fanpop actually. Since I've joined, I don't think there has been a day that I hadn't signed onto Fanpop (except the time I got temporarily banned >.< It was a total nightmare and I am so glad you guys unbanned me)
I was googling pictures of Bellatrix Lestrange. I clicked on one of them, and it took me to the Bellatrix Lestrange spot on here.
I thought it looked like fun, but the main thing that made me want to register was when I saw some people Roleplaying as Death Eaters from Harry Potter. When they made an official "Death Eater Roleplay" spot, I joined, and it was a lot of fun.
I've made some great friends on here, and it's a lot of fun to Roleplay, and everything else on here is pretty awesome as well. Basically after I made my account and spent some time on here, I got hooked :P
If I remember correctly, I was searching for X-Men Origins: Wolverine photos, and I came across Fanpop. I created an account because I wanted to comment on a pick. I stayed because I enjoyed being a part of a fanclub and being able to comment on picks and answer questions, so on and so forth. :) I really, really like Fanpop. It's easy to manuever and quite fun to be a part of. :)
dave: How did you discover Fanpop?
Gabriella: I was searching for High School Musical 3: Senior Year fan sites and Fanpop came up.
dave: And what made you stay?
Gabriella: The boredom.. LOL! I guess because I found something to do everyday and my mom bugging me to use it or delete it... XD
How did you discover Fanpop? - I came across fanpop while searching for NCIS fanclubs.
Why did you register? - It had like minded people, great clubs & I felt it was somewhere I could make friends & meet other fans.
What made you stay? - The people. The girls I met on the NCIS, Tiva & other spots were so great. The clubs rocked, but the it's my Tivotees & other friends who made me stay. I've met some of my closest friends on here.
How did you discover Fanpop? I was looking up information on a second movie in the City of Ember series, and a link to this question: www.fanpop.com/spots/ember-series/answers/show/19152/m...vie showed up on Google. So I clicked, read the responses, tried to post my own, and found out I couldn't without signing up. So I gave it a shot. I never did actually answer the question. Everything I posted there was in comment form. =) Why did you register? Like I said, I wanted to answer a question, and I figured that if I liked the site, I'd stay and explore, and if I didn't really, I'd just stay around that club. It's a shame that it doesn't have much activity.:( And what made you stay? The severe total awesomeness of what I saw once I logged on. =) As well as summer boredom. x)
i was searching for some Robert Pattinson pictures
then i saw fanpop and saw "what are u fan of?"
and i thought that's interesting so i was going throw my fav clubs like grey's and Robert Pattinson...etc then i saw the picks and thought that's so cool ,i have to sign up and vote
Well I was on google looking up total drama island pictures and all of a sudden fanpop kept popping up as I clicked on the image to see the full size. I clicked on fanpop home and I looked and thought "Maybe this would be a site I would join someday" On Halloween of 2009 I ended up joining fanpop.
i was searching for a lucille ball fan club to join and then ur add came up and so i clicked on it and then i realised this could be fun...so i filled out the stuff and i made some good friends, loved the picks joining other clubs and so thats how i stayed.