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Old 12-14-2010, 09:54 AM   #21
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A reminder of how time flies. I don't post very often, but have been around since the very early days. Is it my imagination, or was CFB once TH?
Yes, and El Guapo among several other non de plumes.

At one time the old software allowed members change user names. It could be very confusing and thankfully that 'feature' no longer exists.
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As many who joined post-Dory have stated - thank you for this post! Great history!

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Thanks for the great summary of E-R.org history.
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Thanks, REWahoo! Great job.

I can't wait for the "unpublished history" of some of the board's more notorious posters...

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Your synopsis made me miss some of our earlier participants and wonder how they are doing these days. I love Dory's description of the transition from family picnic to nightclub scene.
It's interesting how much turnover there's been from Dory's first thread. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to track it.

An earlier version of the board's software used to show users a history chart of when they were online (time of day) and total hours. Most revealing.

Some of the early flame wars disagreements used to rage for days (as could the spammers) before Dory would anchor out, tether his laptop to his cell phone, and log in to do a little moderation...
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Thanks, REWahoo! Great job.

I can't wait for the "unpublished history" of some of the board's more notorious posters...


It's interesting how much turnover there's been from Dory's first thread. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to track it.

An earlier version of the board's software used to show users a history chart of when they were online (time of day) and total hours. Most revealing.

Some of the early flame wars disagreements used to rage for days (as could the spammers) before Dory would anchor out, tether his laptop to his cell phone, and log in to do a little moderation...
Wow... I read through most of the MMND posts... did she ever come back?
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Wow... I read through most of the MMND posts... did she ever come back?
I just read through the whole MMND thread as well. WOW...
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Heheh, no mention of H0cus.
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This thread also exemplifies another personality trait of the forum: thread hijacking. While many forums have specific rules prohibiting any attempt to vary from the initial subject, no such rule exists at E-R.org. “Threadjacking” is a high art form on the board with the underlying concept that if the subject bears discussing, thread participants will eventually steer it back on course. This free-wheeling, often irreverent approach, combined with the irrepressible sense of humor displayed by many posters, does occasionally irritate new members – until they understand this is merely part of the entertainment package provided by the forum – free of charge!
So, how long before this thread gets hijacked?
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So, how long before this thread gets hijacked?
I believe it just did...
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...did she ever come back?
I believe she came back about a month later with one final post to "wish us well".
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So, how long before this thread gets hijacked?
Yeah. The first two attempts failed.

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Wow... I read through most of the MMND posts... did she ever come back?
We can do better than that... can't we?
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I believe she came back about a month later with one final post to "wish us well".
I was a moderator at the time. There was at least as much background messaging between MMND and the moderators trying to help her fit in and perhaps tone down her style. It was an interesting and rather unhappy situation.
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