I just wanted to say thanks to Paul Wheaton, his bride Joycelyn, and all the staff that has put their time into making the certifications and scavenger hunts what they are.
I will be honest, at first I thought, "Okay, some people will like that", never expecting that I would find these to be a lot of fun. I am not competitive in the least, but the scavenger hunts and certification challenges have really encouraged me to try a few new things on here, like doing book reviews, adding media in triplet, etc. I have really learned a lot about how Permies works.
I also realized where I was deficient. For instance, I had 2500 posts, but less than 100 thread starters. It was obvious, I was replying to people, but not starting nearly enough thought provoking ideas to get other people thinking. Shame on me.
So thanks for making me a better permie and poster on this site.