I was thinking that a lot of the old members have been here for over 5 years now, and that is a time gap that is measured a lot in peoples' lives. An interviewer may ask, 'Where do you see yourself in five years time?' for example
When I joined MW, I was half way through my Standard Grade exams (I was 15)
Since then, I did well in those exams, did well in my Highers, went into university down in Glasgow, and I am now in my third year here. And of course I met some girl called Julia, who bleeds me dry, along the way.
I remember when Mark was at uni, Laura was in second year at Oxford, etc etc.