Back in like 2008 or 2009-ish I discovered what ED was and browsed it religiously and eventually frequented the old ED forums. There I found out who CWC was (they had a dedicated subforum and everything), eventually found the CWCki and by proxy the old CWCki forums which I would lurk in from time to time.
Man now I'm remembering how much of a horrible we3n I was back then, Jesus Christ (I was one of those 14-year-olds who devised elaborate trolling plans for Chris, thankfully I never acted on them).
I must've been aware of this place at some point (probably through the CWCki or some such) since "Kiwi Farms" rang a few bells when I was given the link to Purplekecleon's thread, but it was PK's thread that made me sign up and sperg out about my own encounter with her.
I originally found the CWCki forums in 2013 after having become interested in DSP. I lurked the thread here for a while, but left afterwards when I got disinterested. I tried to create an account, but didn't know what the hell a lolcow was, or whom they were and wasn't sure who that strange autistic loser in the logo was.
Then in May last year I discovered OPL through a dramatic reading of Sonichu on youtube. I fell in love with the guy and his antics as I watched hour after hour of golden age OPL and reading the CWCki. I then joined the forum and only learnt a few months later that it was in fact the old CWCki forums.