LD4all was first created in May 1996. That means that now, in May 2016, LD4all has been around for 20 years. (I know the anniversary is actually on the 25. may )To put that into perspective, the town I live in celebrates its 200 years anniversary this weekend. LD4all has existed for 10% of my town’s age!
I first came into contact with this site in 2000. I lived far away from my family, and had a job I hated. Pure luck made me able to buy a modem and get online for a couple of hours every day. It was awesome to meet other lucid dreamers! The forum looked very different back then, and I can still remember the URL. It was in the style of a personal homepage.
A few years later, in 2004, I had my own hole in the ground to live in, and a flower shop (yay) to work in. It was good to see that LD4all was still around! And, it had an IRC channel! Through the years, I have made many friends on LD4all. One of them is now my dear mate.
LD4all has been so much more than a place to talk about lucid dreaming. Real, lasting friendships have started here. I have seen people join as children and grow up. It is always a pleasure to read when somebody gets their first lucid dream. The dream journal section here is an amazing source of inspiration.
This is how well we know each other here. Where else can you literally wake up, sleepily type up your dream into a chatroom, and then have somebody remind you of it? The highest value of LD4all lies in the community.
What is your LD4all story? What has LD4all meant for YOU?