October 2011. I think I came here from one of the two survey sites I was on prior. I was on and off and left for some years then made a big comeback in 2017 - with the games anyway. Just now coming back after returning in early April.
I'd like to say welcome back too, cr8rA. There aren't as many big ticket offers as there used to be, but we still get some. Surveys are also a great way to earn, and a lot of our big earners complete surveys consistently.
I still need to explore this new forum admin and look more at things like awards and badges. I'm not sure how I'd tie it into the main site elite status though, and that might require some help from developers.
As for being a member, I was a member here between 1.5 to 2 years before becoming an admin. Amazing how fast the time has gone by!