I was on the verge of leaving multiple times and stayed for different reasons. But one underlying reason is I stayed because every time I got panicked and shy and hid inside my безопасно, сейф protective shell, there was someone to coax me out.
I stayed as I am a Фан of quite a few things and participating in various activities about them as well as contributing really made me feel like I belong here. Meeting fellow Фаны and getting to know them became all the еще reason. I have many fond memories of this Site and people that I feel close to me. Can't imagine myself leaving at this point, to be honest !!!!
I stayed initially because this was a place I can hoard my images. I was convinced not to leave after a time because alot of my Друзья were here. Several times I was convinced from not leaving. Honestly there's alot of times I feel like Fanpop is a mindless time sink. The main reason I am still even here is because of Друзья and the fact it's an easy place to hoard images. Other than that I've been gone a long time ago.
I initially stayed because I was a lonely 12 год old that was really excited to find a place where I could express my Любовь for Invader Zim and Shugo Chara on the same website and also express my inner angst (mostly) free from judgement.
Now I stay cause it's kind of like a virtual hometown and I like the small, close-knit community atmosphere here even with all the trolls and stuff.