When I saw a green reflection on the face of my otherwise unresponsive SO, and had to peel her off the screen of her laptop hours later.
Fondest? GRARing hour and the ensuing explosion of Surrealism
I fully understood the scope and potential of the enterprise only when I followed the Russian Girls Almost OhMyGod But Saved By Mefites - story in real time. That was around the same time that someone pointed back toward the 9/11 thread of which I somehow hadn't known, and my jaw dropped.
So, obviously, it "clicked" again around other fast-moving news threads. The Japan Ttsunami threads here, for example, were for a long while ahead of BBC or the Guardian.
But why I, personally, came and stayed? Years of lurking on Askme, and the realization that occasionally, I could contribute with my experience to the benefit of others. I test-ran that concept for a while in my head, then signed up.