@Bavalt and I stumbled upon this place while the first season of Durarara!! was airing and it was something of a fan site. We thought the dynamic of the dollars seemed pretty cool, and this was a place that was trying to capture something similar. While I was more active, though, Bav was mostly a lurker, and he left after a month or two whereas I stayed active for a couple years if I recall. I came back (At some point, I'm not really sure how long it's been since then at this point) and managed to convince Bav to return some time after.