ok, my profile says that i am a member of this community since october 31 2012, i don't know if this means that i joined at the beginning or not, for sure i am between the older members.
when i joined this community i was spending a lot more time investiganting in hyips and usually i was in about 8-10 programs at the same time, then gradually my offline job became more and more time consuming and i had always less time for making money online.
the PHF community was great at the beginning as it allowed me to save a lot of time making researches, sharing our experience and having other people making the same is really invaluable. working as a team may sound odd in a industry based on lies and scams but... it works.
having a higher percentage of success thanks to the opinions and the experiences of others is great, but honestly for me it's not the most important thing. there's more that is even more valuable now that i spend very little time trying to make money online... the "family feeling", it means that you develop with other members a feeling of mutual trust. i can make an example: a few months ago i used our free e-currencies exchanger, well... i got into the exchange and i was 100% sure that things will be right and no one will try to scam the other... how often do you have this feeling in the hyip world?
there's more than money in this community too, lately i had the chance of speaking of the FIFA WC with people from all over the world, and no one got angry! how great is this?
i see a lot of potential of growing in this community, we have old members coming back and some new members that are very promising (Zapsa and Rossman, you are doing a great job!)
oh, and there is even more... it's not only free to be part of this extraordinary community, but you can also be rewarded for your activity! i know i sounds incredible but it's true!