My usernames on MacTalk and AppleTalk are the same. Avatar is a little different though — Discourse pulled in my Gravtar default and I've been happy enough to not want to change it (but Discourse does support animated avatars, so go nuts).
I wasn't a MacTalk member for as long as some of you were, but MacTalk was still one of my first real online communities. As soon as I realised I could argue with real people online about topics I had a vested interest in, that was it, and I was hooked.
Had my first big break when Anthony asked for contributors. Along with a couple of other folks, we did daily news posts for a couple of months, until one day it was just me. You know the rest — Anthony sold MacTalk and for a little while, it was business as usual. But no good deed goes unpunished, and eventually, MacTalk's gradual decline meant it was time to start something new. And almost 18 months later, here we are.
Not many people know this, but AppleTalk is actually Toby's second try at a MacTalk successor. The first was much less successful, and this time around he had the good sense to enlist a couple of friends — the tale of how AppleTalk came to be, given the site's past history with MacTalk is thrilling, but perhaps for another time.