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10 Years of FTMB: A Decade of Strange?
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YithianOffline
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 13:28    Post subject: 10 Years of FTMB: A Decade of Strange? Reply with quote

Am I right in believing that the message board will - at some stage this year - pass its tenth birthday? When did it go live? Is there a party planned? Will there be jelly and ice-cream?

I wasn't there at the birth, but we still have - at last inspection - a smattering of posters from that first year. Can they open the envelope of memory and embarrass each other with the board in its birthday suit and tales of shocking deeds?
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 13:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely a white tie banquet is called for?
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 13:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I joined within a few weeks of the start. Very Happy

I remember when this were all fields...
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 13:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Escargot for starters at the banquet.
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 13:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
I joined within a few weeks of the start. Very Happy


And according to your profile that was in August 2001 - so, when would you put the happy day?
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 15:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:


I remember when this were all fields...


Can you remember the FT site before the message board? I recall that in around 1998/99 you could download the "Chupacabra Song", which was basicaly "Macarena" but with chupacabra replacing macarena in the lyrics. Eee, that were proper entertainment that was!
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 15:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I joined, late 2001, but I had real problems with my Dutch language browser, at the time. Then, I joined again as someone else, for a year, or two and now I´m me.
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 18:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was on the FTMB before this one, so technically it's over ten years old. In this incarnation, it'll reach its decade sometime in the summer (I think).
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 21:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to my profile, I joined in September 2001.
I've posted almost every day since then, but there are still some people with way more posts than me. You must be on the FTMB all day long!
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PostPosted: 17-01-2011 22:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did two degrees one after the other, both very heavy on research, so I HAD to be on the pooter a lot.

Yeah.

Embarassed
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PostPosted: 18-01-2011 04:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

gncxx wrote:
I was on the FTMB before this one, so technically it's over ten years old. In this incarnation, it'll reach its decade sometime in the summer (I think).


Do you mean that there was a FTMB before 2001. There have certainly been different versions since 2001 - which have looked at worked differently - but I thought summer 2001 was the very first incarnation.

Is this supposition incorrect?

As to post-counts, I may be absent from the board for weeks at a time and then spend a few hours reading up on things I've missed and making a hell of a lot of posts to different threads.

Then there's the chat-threads that have been purged. Some of them ran (almost in parallel with IRC) in near-real-time, so one may have made dozens of short posts in quick-succession.

IJ and Emps used to be easily the most prolific posters. They commented on virtually everything that was posted.

Edit: I'm reasonably sure I visited a Fortean Times site as an undergrad (pre-2001 via Netscape Navigator!), but I don't recall a message board. You remember the 90s, of course, when it were all Men in Black, UFOs and X-Files as far as the eye could see.
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PostPosted: 18-01-2011 04:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilsprout claims to have joined on day one: 27th July, 2001

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4808
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PostPosted: 18-01-2011 08:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Blast From The Past thread, I found the first ever post here was made by Fiend, 29.06.2001, but the actual post has not been archived.
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9152

My first post, afaik, was made on 24.09.2001.
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PostPosted: 18-01-2011 08:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramonmercado wrote:
Escargot for starters at the banquet.


Oi! I'm assuming you mean as guest of Honour?
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PostPosted: 18-01-2011 14:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
ramonmercado wrote:
Escargot for starters at the banquet.


Oi! I'm assuming you mean as guest of Honour?


Of course!
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