MetalmindStats randomly stumbled across the Board 8 Wiki in 2013 and found the history of the GameFAQs Contests so interesting that he started lurking B8 later that year. He finally created an account and started posting on GameFAQs at the start of the 2018 Contest. He also became a regular in the Board 8 Discord chatroom and even made a guest appearance on The Show late in the season.

Here's an example of some of his interactions with Board 8 members during that period:

MetalmindStats Goes Meta

On November 14, 2018, in the Board 8 discord, MetalmindStats complained about SuperNiceDog's choice of photo to represent him on the Board 8 Wiki.

PS - MetalmindStats was here. SuperNiceDog is a loser!